At a school in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, the town's people have been waiting for word about their friends and family members. Christinne Muschi /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': Brian Mann reports from Quebec
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Do not cross: Crime scene tape blocks access to part of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, where a train derailed and exploded on Saturday. Stephen Morrison /EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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A view from above showing some of the destruction in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, after Saturday's train derailment, explosions and the fires that followed. Mathieu Belanger /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Comforting each other: A group of young women in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, on Sunday. People there are waiting to hear the fate of 40 people still missing after Saturday's train derailment and the massive explosions that followed. Mathieu Belanger /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Firefighters douse flames after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on Saturday. Francois Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Quebec, a restaurant's use of the word "pasta" on its menu sparked a government agency into action. Officials who enforce rules that guard French as the official language now say "exotic" words can be allowed in some cases. Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images hide caption

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