Blog: Bar owner recalls 'impossible' night in Lac-Megantic
Yannick Gagne speaks with Lisa LaFlamme on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. He owned a bar that was at the epicenter of the blasts. (Rosa Hwang/CTV News)
Published Tuesday, July 9, 2013 5:40PM EDT
CTV’s Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme will be hosting CTV National News from Lac Megantic again tonight.
She’ll have reaction from a man who owned a popular bar wiped out by the explosion.
Musi-Café has become the epicenter of the derailment tragedy. It was full of patrons when the train came roaring through like a heat-seeking missile.
The bar was vaporized in an instant.
Bar owner Yannick Gagne did his first and only broadcast TV interview with Lisa on Tuesday about his narrow escape 30 minutes before the first explosion.
“I saw, but I was thinking: ‘It’s impossible. Downtown cannot be on fire. All downtown city? It's impossible.’ But it was true,” he says.
Gagne also shares what it's been like to lose his livelihood and so many friends. He says he knew everyone in the bar
Watch more of that interview tonight.