Bloated blue whale carcass 'might explode'

Residents of Newfoundland's Western Coast fear the dead blue whale that is slowly rotting on the coastline might explode before it can be removed.

The 82 ft bloated carcass washed into Canada's River Trout, and onto the beach, just over a week ago and its stench has been causing havoc since.

The community is worried what will happen if the swollen whale remains grounded near the town's historic boardwalk as they fear it is only a "matter of time" before it explodes.