Three women recovered after roof collapse in Quebec
UPDATE 9:17PM EST
The three women who were previously trapped, have been recovered, although their exact condition is still not known.
Quebec provincial police say they have recovered three women from the debris of a Quebec bakery where three people had been missing after a roof
"Presently we can talk about serious injuries, no death has been confirmed," said Sgt. Marc Butz of Quebec provincial police.
Police were not able to specify what condition the women were found in. Footage from a TV helicopter showed rescue crews taking two people from the rubble on stretchers.
UPDATE, 17:15 EST:
Canwest reports that police have had no contact with the three trapped women and their precise location isn't yet known. Firefighters have the blaze under control.
Another roof collapsed in Quebec today, about two hours north of Montreal. More as it comes in.
MORIN HEIGHTS, Que. — A roof collapse has trapped three people in a bakery building in Morin Heights, Que., 80 kilometres north of Montreal, Quebec provincial police said Wednesday.
Three women, two in their late 50s and another in her 30s, are said to be trapped in the debris of the bakery, called the Gourmet du Village. They could be heard speaking with firefighters attempting to rescue them. Another 50 or so people were able to escape.
Police say the weight of snow on the building probably caused the collapse.
Surete du Quebec spokesman Francois Dore said a fire started after the collapse and emergency personnel were trying to reach the people stuck in the building.
The town’s mayor, Michel Plante, said the fire was under control but there was still concern for the safety of the people inside.