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A look at Lac-Mégantic's red-zone: 1 month later

More than a month after the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, reporters were allowed into the so-called red-zone on Monday to see the remnants of what was once a bustling town centre.

CBC's Alison Northcott takes us on a tour of the area worst-hit by the July 6 disaster

Quebec provincial police take journalists on a tour of the Red Zone 2:50

One month after the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, reporters were allowed into the so-called red-zone on Monday to see the remnants of what was once a bustling town centre.

Quebec provincial police took journalists on a tour of the levelled town core, where a train carrying light crude oil derailed on July 6 and caused a series of explosions.

CBC's Alison Northcott describes how beers still sit half-full on patio tables, left abandoned by the people who fled as the derailed train cars exploded.

At the centre of the worst-hit area of town, there is nothing but rubble.

"It's difficult to even find any recognizable objects," Northcott says.

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