2 Die In Edmonton Seniors’ Home Blast


EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 2 (UPI) — An explosion and fire at an Edmonton, Alberta, senior citizens residential complex Tuesday left two people dead and police saying they suspect foul play.

One victim was identified as Anna Fedorio, a resident of the Bethany Senior Citizen Home. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported sources said the other victim was a man who also was among the 59 people living in the six-story seniors complex.

Police called one death a homicide and said they were not looking for suspects, the CBC said.

Investigators said they believed the fatal fire and a separate car fire in the parking lot of the facility were arson.

Seven people were taken to a hospital following the blast and fire, six for smoke inhalation and the seventh with chest pains, the CBC said.

Firefighters brought the fire, which caused an estimated $1.3 million in damage to the 36-year-old building, under control shortly after 2 a.m.

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