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NOTRE-DAME-DE-STANBRIDGE, Que. — A 38-year-old Quebec man was charged with criminal negligence Thursday after three young children were killed and seven people were injured when they were thrown from the front loader of a tractor. Six children and four adults were riding in the loader of the trailer Wednesday evening when the accident occurred on a country road in the small town of Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge, about 55 kilometres southeast of Montreal. The three victims were aged five and under, and three other children suffered serious injuries, but their lives were not believed to be in danger. Provincial police said among the four adults who were in the loader, two were in hospital in critical condition while the other two escaped with minor injuries.