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Body found in debris after residence explodes in Morin-Heights: SQ police

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A body has been found in the rubble of a Morin-Heights home in the Laurentians after the house exploded on Friday morning, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) confirmed.

SQ police say the house on Trois-Pierre Street exploded just before 11:20 a.m., when local emergency services were dispatched to the scene.

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A fire had broken out at the residence, which was extinguished by firefighters on site. Authorities first said no victims were found in the debris, but confirmed late Friday evening that they had found a body. No information on the victim is yet available.

Police are still looking for other possible victims that could have been inside the home at the time of the explosion.

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Officials could not confirm the cause of the incident. An investigation is underway.

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