August 8, 2014 4:17 am

$23M settlement reached in Sunrise Propane blast

Flames shoot up at the scene of a propane explosion at Sunrise Propane in Toronto as dawn breaks on Aug. 10, 2008.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Angela Deluce

TORONTO – A settlement has finally been reached in the infamous Sunrise Propane explosion.

The blast at the propane plant back in 2008 decimated a Downsview neighbourhood.

The explosion in north Toronto killed a man and forced thousands from their homes, and a firefighter who responded to the emergency died of a heart attack.

An Ontario superior court approved a $23-million dollar settlement for those affected by the blast.

A portion of the money will go towards covering individual expenses such as personal injuries, lost income and uninsured losses.

The amount will also be split with insurance companies as well as fees and administrative costs.

The money will be shared by 6,500 claimants.

With a file from The Canadian Press

 

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