16. Burden of proof.

16.     Burden of proof.

In the event of loss, damage or destruction, the carrier must show that he took reasonable care of the goods or that his failure to exercise such care did not cause or contribute to the misadventure1. Where goods disappear from the carrier's possession, the carrier must also show that they were not stolen through the act or complicity of any employee or other delegate to whom he entrusted the goods and to whom he delegated the performance of any part of his duty of care2.