Two in hospital after explosion in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
WATCH ABOVE: Raw footage of the explosion in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
MONTREAL – A explosion in a Hochelaga-Maisonneuve apartment building sent two people to hospital Tuesday night.
About forty firefighters responded to the call on Darling and Rouen streets at 9:45 p.m.
One of the residents, a 57-year-old man, was on fire when he escaped the building.
A neighbour extinguished the flames and the man was transported to hospital.
He has burns on at least 60 per cent of his body and remains in critical condition.
A woman in her 40s was also hospitalized for smoke inhalation.
Authorities evacuated the two neighbouring buildings as a precaution; tenants have now been allowed to return home.
Officers are working to determine what caused the explosion.
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