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July 11th, 2013
06:44 AM ET

Angry residents want answers after train explosion – Anna Coren reports

The heart of a small town in Quebec is now a scorched disaster zone after a runaway freight train carrying 73 cars of crude oil derailed and exploded there, bursting into flames.

Twenty people are confirmed dead, with 30 still missing and presumed killed in the inferno.

The death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of that deadly train explosion in Lac Megantic, where angry residents are demanding answers.

CNN’s Anna Coren
has their story.

“Police say they've found evidence of tampering on the locomotive and have launched a criminal investigation,” Coren reports.

“Separately, the engineer has been suspended without pay over whether or not enough brakes were engaged on the train. But that didn't stop local residents from directing their anger at the train company as this mourning township demands answers.”

“It's a bomb that is on the railroad," local resident Patrice Laframbuise says. “Why is it normal that this is acceptable?”

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