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BOGOTA---It may be back to the
bicycle for a Colombian priest who's
heeding Pope Francis' call for
The Rev Hernando Fayid says he's
going to sell his white Mercedes Benz
E200 convertible following the pope's
recent statement that it wounds his
heart to see a priest in a luxurious car.
Fayid tells RCN television that he
got the car as a gift from his brother,
but will still give it up. He says that
doesn't bother him.
He says he's ridden a burro, a horse,
a bicycle and a bus, to say nothing of
walking on foot around his town of
Santa Marta. In his words, "I have no
problem with that."
The 47-year-old priest says he
hopes to get about $63,000 for the
Colombia priest heeds papal call, sells Mercedes
Thousands of people sit on Istiklal Avenue, the main shopping road of
Istanbul, in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday. Thousands of people broke the fast
on the first day of Ramadan in a kind of spontaneous form of protest
sitting in a queue of some hundred metres from Galatasaray University to
Taksim Square on the street chanting slogans and eating together.
A train operator s chief executive
has blamed a local engineer for a
runaway train that derailed and
exploded in a Quebec town, killing
at least 15.
Rail World boss Edward
Burkhardt said he did not believe
the last engineer had set a series of
hand brakes, despite the engineer s
Residents heckled him as he vis-
Sixty people are now known to
be dead or missing after Saturday
morning s disaster.
At least 30 buildings were razed
by the fireball from the explosion.
Making his first visit to the town
yesterday, Burkhardt said a train
engineer had been suspended with-
"I think he did something wrong,"
Burkhardt said, flanked by police
escorts, in Lac-Megantic.
"It s hard to explain why someone
didn t do something. We think he
applied some hand brakes but the
question is did he apply enough of
"He said he applied 11 hand
brakes. We think that s not true.
Initially we believed him but now
we don t."
Some 200 officers were still con-
ducting searches yesterday morn-
ing.But police said the effort was tak-
ing a toll on some crew members
and two people had to be taken off
the operation over worries for their
"This is a very risky environ-
ment," said Quebec Provincial Police
Sgt Benoit Richard.
On Tuesday, Quebec Police
Inspector Michel Forget said inves-
tigators had ruled out terrorism as
a motive for the attack, but criminal
negligence remained under consid-
"This is an enormous task ahead
of us," he said. "We re not at the
stage of arrests."
Authorities have asked the rel-
atives of those still missing to pro-
vide DNA samples by bringing in
toothbrushes, razors and other
But the authorities have also
warned some of the bodies may
have been burnt to ashes in the
The train, carrying 72 cars of
crude oil, was parked shortly before
midnight on Friday in the town of
Nantes about seven miles away.
Local firefighters were later called
to put out a fire on the train.
While tackling that blaze, they
shut down a locomotive that had
apparently been left running to keep
the brakes engaged.
Shortly afterwards the train began
moving downhill in an 18-minute
journey, gathering speed until it
derailed in Lac-Megantic and
The fire department and the
train s owners have appeared in
recent days to point the finger at
one another over the disaster.
Burkhardt suggested on Tuesday
evening that firefighters shared some
"We don t have total responsi-
bility, but we have partial respon-
sibility," he told reporters in Mon-
The train was carrying oil from
the Bakken oil region in the US state
of North Dakota to a refinery on
the east coast of Canada.
for Canada blast
This photo provided by Surete du Quebec, emergency personnel look over the debris from a runaway train on
Monday, in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada. AP PHOTO
BREAKING THE FAST
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