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Officials searching building after roof collapses in Trois-Rivières

A file photo of firefighters in Trois-Rivières.
A file photo of firefighters in Trois-Rivières. Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press

Officials searched through the debris of a heavily damaged building in Trois-Rivières, Que. on Saturday after the roof collapsed earlier in the day.

Fire department spokesman Dany Cloutier had said there were unconfirmed reports that a person might have been inside the commercial building when the roof caved in, but later confirmed the building was empty.

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Cloutier said a canine search-and-rescue team was called in to help search for any possible victims, and a team of technical specialists from the Montreal fire department was also dispatched to Trois-Rivières to help secure the site.

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Cloutier said a canine search-and-rescue team was called in to help search for any possible victims, and a team of technical specialists from the Montreal fire department was also dispatched to Trois-Rivières to help secure the site.

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Two people suffered minor injuries in that incident, which is still under investigation.