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Three dead, 30 missing in fire at Canadian home for elderly

Published on Jan 23, 2014 9:57 PM

MONTREAL (AFP) - A fire at a Quebec residence for elderly people has killed three people, with 30 more missing, police said on Thursday.

The fire at the residence, which housed some 50 to 60 elderly people, broke out shortly after midnight.

The home is located in the small town of L'Isle Verte, which has a population of about 1,400 people.

Authorities said at least nine people were injured, one seriously, and were being treated at nearby hospitals.

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