Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
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Canadian PM 'shocked' by Lac-Megantic train disaster

7 July 2013 Last updated at 08:09 BST

The Canadian prime minister has described the explosion of a train carrying crude oil in the town of Lac-Megantic as a "devastating disaster".

Stephen Harper told a news conference that his thoughts, and those of all Canadians, were with the families and friends of the victims.

At least one person has died after a runaway train exploded, destroying dozens of buildings and forcing the evacuation of 1,000 people.