Canada Fatal fiery crash shakes Bathurst community

17:10  10 june  2018
17:10  10 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Bennett said the fiery crash has shaken the community . Bathurst Fire Chief Donald Laffoley said the department does an in-house "diffuse and debrief" session for firefighters after major calls such as the one on Saturday.

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A car was engulfed in flames after crashing into an overpass Saturday on the Rough Waters Road in Bathurst, N.S. © Curtis Bennett/Submitted A car was engulfed in flames after crashing into an overpass Saturday on the Rough Waters Road in Bathurst, N.S.

A car burst into flames and exploded after hitting a concrete pillar under an overpass in Bathurst on Saturday.

Police have not yet issued a statement about the crash, but witnesses say there were no survivors.

It is not known how many people were in the car.

The single-vehicle accident happened around 4 p.m. on Rough Water Road, said Curtis Bennett, who lives nearby. 

We looked outside and we could see smoke down the road. — Curtis Bennett

"We looked outside and we could see smoke down the road so took a drive down to see," he said.

"When we got there, the car was engulfed in flames and there was quite a few people around. It had already blown up ... there was a bit of debris around."

Bennett said fiery crash, which appears to have taken at least one life, has shaken the community.

The street was closed for several hours after the accident, he said.

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