LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec — Police say 50 people are presumed dead following Saturday's fiery oil train crash that incinerated the downtown area of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, making it Canada's worst railway crash in nearly 150 years. Here is a list of some past accidents in Canada – including air crashes, shipwrecks, mining disasters and derailments – with high death tolls.
_ 1864 - St-Hilaire train disaster, Richelieu River, Beloeil, Quebec: 99 deaths.
_ 1907 - Quebec bridge collapse: 76 deaths.
_ 1910 - Spanish River derailment, Northern Ontario: 44 deaths.
_ 1914 - SS Southern Cross shipwreck off Newfoundland: 174 deaths.
_ 1914 - Hillcrest mine disaster, Hillcrest, Alberta: 189 deaths.
_1914 - Empress of Ireland shipwreck in the St. Lawrence River: 1,012 deaths.
_ 1917 - Explosion of munitions ship in Halifax, Nova Scotia: 2,000 estimated deaths, 1,950 recorded names.
_ 1918 - SS Florizel shipwreck, Cappahayden, Newfoundland: 173 deaths.
_ 1927 - Laurier Palace Theatre Fire, Montreal: 77 deaths.
_ 1947 - Dugald train disaster, Dugald, Manitoba: 31 deaths.
_ 1958 - Springhill mining disaster, Springhill, Nova Scotia: 74 deaths.
_ 1963 - Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 from Montreal to Toronto air crash: 118 deaths.
_ 1970 - Air Canada Flight 621, near Toronto: 109 deaths.
_ 1982 - Ocean Ranger oil platform sinking, off Newfoundland coast: 84 deaths.
_ 1985 - Crash of Arrow Air flight in Gander, Newfoundland: 256 deaths.
_ 1986 - Hinton train collision, Hinton, Alberta: 23 deaths.
_ 1992 - Westray mine explosion, Plymouth, Nova Scotia: 26 deaths.
__ 1997 - Thanksgiving Day bus crash near Les Eboulements in Quebec's Charlevoix region: 44 deaths.
_ 1998 - Crash of Swissair Flight 111 into Atlantic Ocean off Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia: 229 deaths.