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24 seniors missing in nursing
home fire feared dead

CNN, by Susanna Capelouto

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/25/2014 1:52:28 PM

(Video) Eight people are dead and 24 are still unaccounted for after a fire ripped through an elderly community in Quebec on Thursday, officials confirmed Saturday. Search teams continued to comb ice-covered debris for the missing at the Residence du Havre in the small town of L´Isle-Verten, police said. Frigid temperatures have made search efforts difficult, as water used to fight the blaze froze, coating the collapsed three-story building in ice. "The ice in certain areas is as thick as 60 centimeters. We´re talking 2 feet," Guy LaPointe, with Surete du Quebec police, said. "So you can imaging how difficult

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/25/2014 1:55:48 PM     (No. 9705517)

What a terrible disaster. Deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the deceased. There were apparently no sprinklers in the building; Quebec law doesn´t require them in older structures.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 4justice, 1/25/2014 2:00:38 PM     (No. 9705524)

That´s really sad. You live that long, you deserve a better, more gentle way to go.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 1/25/2014 2:05:09 PM     (No. 9705530)

what a tragic story. so sad...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/25/2014 4:29:12 PM     (No. 9705659)

Your Medicaid dollars at work.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/25/2014 4:40:57 PM     (No. 9705672)

Shocking and heartbreaking. The poor familes.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/25/2014 5:52:23 PM     (No. 9705720)

This is like deja vu for me. Thanks to firefighters going to another emergency seeing the situation, my parent got to live longer.

Prayers for the seniors and their families.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 1/25/2014 8:57:21 PM     (No. 9705835)

Prayers for the dead and missing. However, this is yet another reason why my parents will NEVER see the inside of a nursing home. They cared for five children - now it is time for us to care for them.

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