Quebec provincial police probe explosion in Saguenay that claimed two lives

SAGUENAY, Que. — Quebec provincial police say at least two people are dead after an explosion Monday in a home in Saguenay, about 250 kilometres north of Quebec City.

Police say the explosion occurred around 10 a.m. in the city's Arvida sector, blowing out a window of the basement apartment where it took place.

Saguenay firefighters and local police quickly converged on the scene and found two bodies.

Provincial police were called in to take over the investigation due to the deaths.

Sgt. Hugues Beaulieu said the exact number of people inside the unit was not immediately known.

Beaulieu said forensic teams and explosives experts will attempt to clarify the circumstances.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 10, 2021.

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