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10 dead, 22 missing in fire at Quebec seniors' home

L’ISLE-VERTE, Que. — Authorities say 10 people are now confirmed dead and that another 22 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.

Police and a coroner’s official gave the update at a news conference this afternoon.

The last numbers given out by authorities earlier today were eight dead and 24 missing.

The coroner’s spokesperson says three of the victims have been formally identified, with two of the names released today and the third to be revealed on Sunday.