Lac-Mégantic: Drone provides aerial view 1 year later

A drone provides a unique look inside the "red-zone" in Lac-Mégantic, a year after a train derailed and exploded, levelling the town's core and killing 47 people.

A year after deadly derailment destroyed town's core, rebuilding continues

RAW: Drone's-eye view of Lac-Mégantic

8 years ago
Duration 1:30
An exclusive look inside the red zone nearly one year after the disaster. (Note: no audio)

Nearly one year ago, a freight train loaded with oil derailed and exploded in the core of Lac-Mégantic, Que. The area closest to the blast site, known as the "red-zone," has remained off-limits for months because of the hazards and a criminal investigation. 

Lac-Mégantic's original core is gone, and a new downtown is rising adjacent to the disaster area where a stretch of businesses once stood. 

This Radio-Canada exclusive video, taken with a drone camera, shows the site of the disaster and the rebuilding efforts one year later.