Edward Burkhardt, the CEO of Rail World Inc, has said that an employee of the company suspected of failing to engage the brakes of a runaway train has been suspended without pay.
On his first visit to the small Canadian town of Lac-Mégantic, where the blast occurred, Mr Burkhardt said it looked "like a war zone".
He also said he believes "there was no sabotage" to the train - something he is reported to have alleged earlier.
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