The bodies of the six Quebecers killed in a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso two weeks ago are expected to arrive in Montreal tonight, one of the family members said.
Gladys Chamberland and her spouse Yves Carrier, their son Charles-Élie and Carrier's daughter, Maude, along with Louis Chabot and Suzanne Bernier, died when four jihadist attackers linked to al-Qaeda stormed the Splendid Hotel and nearby Cappuccino Café in Ouagadougou on Jan. 15.
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Frédéric Carrier said the bodies will first be inspected by the Quebec coroner, since the victims died of a violent crime.
The coroner's office said it will do its best to release the bodies in time for a funeral service scheduled for Feb. 6.