The fires have finally been put out in the Canadian freight train disaster but around forty people are still missing.
At least five locals died when a runaway train with its cars packed with crude oil, derailed and blew up.
Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper went to Lac-Megantic to see for himself the damage wrought on the small community:
“You know, it looks like a war zone here. A large part of the downtown has been destroyed, it’s just, it is really just terrible. There has been loss of life, as we all know, and there is still many, many people missing.”
Saturday’s explosion sent a fire ball into the air incinerating some 30 buildings.
The blasts and the black smoke forced the evacuation of 2,000 people.n Those whose homes have been destroyed are being given shelter in a nearby school.
An investigation has been launched into the
disaster which has raised fresh questions about shipping oil by rail.