Police photos of aftermath of explosion in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic
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Lac-Megantic disaster: Engineer blamed for Canada blast

A train operator's boss has blamed a local engineer for a runaway train that derailed and exploded in a Quebec town, killing at least 20 people.

Rail World head Edward Burkhardt said he did not believe the last engineer had set a series of hand brakes, despite his protestations.

Residents heckled Mr Burkhardt as he visited the town of Lac-Megantic.

At least 30 other people are missing since Saturday morning's disaster and are "most probably dead", police say.

David Willis reports.

  • 11 Jul 2013
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