Three dead after Quebec explosion

Three men, all in their 50s, have succumbed to their injuries after yesterday’s explosion at a wood manufacturing plant in Beauceville, Que. Among the eight people injured, six had to be transferred to a trauma care unit some 80 miles away. Of those, the other three remain in critical condition, according to Quebec’s provincial police.

Séchoirs de Beauce specializes in processing and drying “jointed and laminated wood into door and window components,” the company’s website says. Two of the victims were outside workers carrying out roof repairs on the facility.