Death toll climbs in senior home fire in Quebec

Rescue personnel search Friday through the icy rubble of a fire that destroyed a seniors' residence in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec. Authorities are using steam to melt the ice and to preserve any bodies that are buried. At least eight people died and about 30 are missing. The cause of the blaze was under investigation. Police asked the public for any videos or photos that might yield clues. Witnesses told horrific tales of people trapped and killed by the flames. Many of the 50 or so residents were over 85 and used wheelchairs or walkers.  Some had Alzheimer's.
Rescue personnel search Friday through the icy rubble of a fire that destroyed a seniors' residence in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec. Authorities are using steam to melt the ice and to preserve any bodies that are buried. At least eight people died and about 30 are missing. The cause of the blaze was under investigation. Police asked the public for any videos or photos that might yield clues. Witnesses told horrific tales of people trapped and killed by the flames. Many of the 50 or so residents were over 85 and used wheelchairs or walkers. Some had Alzheimer's. Ryan Remiorz, The Canadian Press/AP photo

Rescue personnel search Friday through the icy rubble of a fire that destroyed a seniors' residence in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec. Authorities are using steam to melt the ice and to preserve any bodies that are buried. At least eight people died and about 30 are missing. The cause of the blaze was under investigation. Police asked the public for any videos or photos that might yield clues. Witnesses told horrific tales of people trapped and killed by the flames. Many of the 50 or so residents were over 85 and used wheelchairs or walkers. Some had Alzheimer's.

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