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Explosion In Commercial Building In Canada’s Ottawa, 6 Feared Dead

The police stated 5 individuals additionally lacking within the incident. (Representational)

Ottawa, Canada:

Six individuals have been feared lifeless after an explosion and subsequent fireplace at a industrial constructing in Ottawa, police stated on Friday, as authorities looked for lacking staff.

Three males have been taken to the hospital after the blast Thursday afternoon within the Canadian capital’s Nepean space, and authorities have been trying to find 5 others who’re accounted for, Ottawa police stated.

Police stated they didn’t anticipate finding any survivors of their seek for the lacking 4 males and a lady.

One of the lads taken to the hospital died as a result of their accidents, whereas one other remained in critical however steady situation, police stated, including that the third man had been launched.

CBC information reported that the location of the incident belongs to Eastway Tank Pump & Meter Ltd, a producer of customized tank vehicles. Reuters’ telephone calls to the enterprise weren’t answered on Friday.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson supplied condolences to the household of the victims and assist for these awaiting phrase on the lacking.

“No words can take away the stress and devastation as these people await news about their relatives and friends,” Mr Watson wrote on Twitter.

The metropolis’s police and fireplace departments have been investigating the incident, together with the labor ministry, in accordance with a press release.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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