LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec — The chairman of the company which owned the runaway train that derailed and exploded in a small Quebec town, killing at least 13, believes the train may have been tampered with, according to a new report.
"We have evidence of this," Ed Burkhardt, the president and CEO of the railway's parent company, told the Montreal Gazette.
"But this is an item that needs further investigation. We need to talk to some people we believe to have knowledge of this."
But Burkhardt said he doesn't "believe that the event was malicious or an act of terrorism."
"There are a number of missing pieces here -- but we'd like to have a complete idea about the cause."