The Canadian Press

2013-07-10 | Que Train Fire

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A runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac Megantic, Quebec, igniting explosions and fires that incinerated the small town's center, killing 47 people and forcing the evacuation of nearly two-thousand. The train had been left unattended in the town of Nantes, 12 kilometers uphill from Lac Megantic, where firefighters were called to handle a locomotive blaze on the same train a few hours earlier. The president of the railway admitted that the handbrakes on his company's train might not have been applied properly. In a tense media scrum, journalists asked Ed Burkhardt of Chicago-based Rail World Incorporated what the company's role was in the tragedy.

Date: 2013-07-10
Placeline: LAC MEGANTIC, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 29 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << where to find the engineer Cerise I'm saying that the attic with hand brakes were not set on this train and it was the engineer has responsibilities that them so well it's you have to say where the standards that were applied adequate >>