Canadian Families are preparing for the worst after the fatal train derailment that took place in Lac-Mégantic, a small town in the Quebecois province. In the press conference, Canadian Police confirmed that it was a difficult process to meet with the families of the 50 people unaccounted for.
In addition, police confirmed that five more bodies were found, making it 20 dead. Canadian Police explain, “we’ve met with the families of these deceased or potentially deceased persons…we informed them of the potential loss of their nears.”
The president of Rail World Inc; Ed Burkhardt, had a news conference, where he said that the engineer in charge of the train that derailed is “under police control.” Surely, he explains, the engineer will be held accountable for the derailment and the tremendous accident. “I don’t think he’ll be back working with us.”
On one hand,the federal Transportation Safety Board is investigating, and on the other hand, provincial police are conducting a separate criminal probes, in fact, they already interviewed 70 people.
Nevertheless, there have been various attempts to contact the train engineer over the past two days, but those attempts have been unsuccessful. Meanwhile, the union representing him didn’t want to comment about the accident.
Mr. Burkhardt neither wants to respond if he could face charges for the derail in Les-Mégantic, nor what police asked him about. He said, “I’m not going to answer any questions.”
Canadian Police explain to the Quebecois families that there has been only one victim identified, although the individual’s identity is not yet public.
By: Oskar Guzman.
Special Correspondent Mexico and Canada