Recovery efforts in L'Isle-Verte end

Official death toll stands at 27

Provncial police have ended their recovery operation after a seniors' home fire in L'Isle-verte.

The official death toll stands at 27 with five people still missing and presumed dead.

Human remains have been found and word has it they'll be identified using DNA testing.

The cause of the January 23rd blaze is still unknown.

There's word the coroner's office has identified 10 of the recovered bodies and that nine of the names have been made public.

A memorial was held in the eastern Quebec town Saturday, which included many dignataries such as prime minister Harper, Govenor General David Johnston, and premier Pauline Marois.

 

Photo credit: ctvnews.ca

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