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Fire at Quebec senior home; 5 dead, 30 missing

January 24, 2014 • World News


Firefighters work at the scene of a senior’s residence fire on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 in L’Isle-Verte, Quebec. The fire raged through the seniors’ residence, killing at least three people and leaving about 30 unaccounted for. The massive fire in the 52-unit complex broke out around 12:30 a.m. in L’Isle-Verte, about 140 miles (225 kilometers) northeast of Quebec City. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot)

L’ISLE-VERTE, Quebec (AP) — A fire raged through a seniors’ home in eastern Quebec on Thursday, trapping residents dependent on wheelchairs and walkers. Five died, about 30 were missing and Canada’s prime minister said there is little doubt the death toll will be high.

Officials said firefighters saw and heard people in the building that they were Login to read more

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