l'Isle-Verte toll: 14 confirmed dead, 18 others still missing

Prime minister Harper to visit stricken town on Saturday

Authorities say 14 people are now confirmed dead and that another 18 are missing after fire ripped through a seniors' residence in eastern Quebec.

Thursday's blaze destroyed the residence in L'Isle-Verte, about 240 kilometres northeast of Quebec City.

Provincial police gave the update at a news conference late this afternoon.

The last numbers given out by authorities on Sunday were 10 dead and 22 missing.

A spokesman for Stephen Harper confirmed earlier today the prime minister will attend a commemorative ceremony in L'Isle-Verte this coming Saturday.

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