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Quebec crash missing presumed dead

EASY TARGET:The railway company’s head, who met jeers when he arrived in the devastated town, blamed the train’s engineer for not setting the brakes properly

AP, LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec

At a news conference shortly before Burkhardt’s arrival, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois faulted his company’s response.

“We have realized there are serious gaps from the railway company from not having been there and not communicating with the public,” Marois said.

She said Burkhardt’s attitude was “deplorable” and “unacceptable.”

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