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Five killed in Quebec seniors home fire; death toll expected to rise
Five killed in Quebec seniors home fire; death toll expected to rise

A fire that swept through a home for seniors in the Quebec town of L'Isle-Verte likely took the lives of many of the 30 frail and elderly residents now listed as missing, authorities in the Canadian province said Friday. Five of the 52 people registered as living at the Residence du Havre were confirmed dead after the Thursday blaze, and 20 were reported to have been brought out to safety. Ice that now encrusts the doused fire scene has hampered the search for the missing, Quebec provincial police Lt. Guy Lapointe told CBC News. Firefighters were using jets of steam to melt the ice blocking entrance to the original part of the structure built in 1997, which wasn't equipped with...

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