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Wrong people were on trial, families say

MONTREAL—A Quebec man whose kid sister was one of 47 people killed in the Lac-Megantic tragedy says the three men acquitted Friday never should have been put on trial.

“I think, very sincerely, that since the day of the accident, these people have been living in purgatory and it must have been extremely difficult,” Bernard Boulet told The Canadian Press.

Que. woman may be world’s oldest person

MONTREAL—It’s universally accepted that parents want to die before their children, but outliving Cecilia Laurent has proven difficult.

Laurent is believed to have turned 120 on Sunday and is possibly the world’s oldest person.

Her 28-year-old great-grandson, Ronald Chery, said only three of Laurent’s 12 children are still alive, with the eldest in her 80s.