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32 PRESUMED DEAD IN QUEBEC SENIOR'S HOME IN CANADA

Thirty-two people are now presumed dead after a fatal fire ripped through a Quebec seniors' home earlier this week. Investigators at the scene of the deadly seniors' home fire in L'Isle-Verte say they still haven't formally determined the cause of the devastating blaze. 
With 22 people still unaccounted for, the official death toll now sits at 10. Authorities said three victims have been formally identified. The coroner's office announced Saturday afternoon that it had identified Juliette Saindon, 95, and Marie-Laureat Dube, 82, as two of the victims that perished in the fire. 
The third victim's name has not yet been released. Earlier Saturday, Quebec Provincial Police Lt. Guy Lapointe stressed that the investigation is ongoing, saying that reports that a cigarette was behind the fire is only one scenario that investigators are looking into. 
Lapointe said that rescue crews are dealing with a 60-centimetre-thick layer of ice at the scene, which had formed soon after the blaze was extinguished Thursday at the Residence du Havre seniors' home. 
He said the public can "assume the worst" about the residents that remain missing, but added officials won't confirm any deaths until bodies are recovered. 
The three-storey residence housed dozens of seniors, some of whom were fully autonomous, and many more who had limited mobility. Twenty people managed to escape during the fire. 
A number were taken to hospital, including 13 people who had suffered carbon monoxide poisoning or had fallen ill. 
The Red Cross said Saturday it has raised $200,000 to assist survivors of the blaze.

Source: Agencies
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