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Iqaluit RCMP say 2 missing after fire

The RCMP in Iqaluit say two people are still unaccounted for after Sunday's fire at a townhouse complex in the city, but no bodies have been recovered from the ice-caked ruin, which remains unsafe for investigators.

No bodies yet recovered from destroyed building

The two missing people are believed to have been inside the building at the time of the fire. (Xueying Fan/CBC)

The RCMP in Iqaluit say two people are still unaccounted for after Sunday’s fire at a townhouse complex in the city, but no bodies have been recovered from the ice-caked ruin, which remains unsafe for investigators.

Police believe the two people missing were inside the building, but they have not been named.

On Monday, Nunavut’s coroner told CBC News two people had died in the fire, which the RCMP statement seems to corroborate.

Police say a senior fire investigator is in Iqaluit to help. However, the investigator might not be able to comb through the building’s remains for at least a week because the ruins are covered in ice and still unsafe.

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