Queen Elizabeth sent her sympathies to the community of L’Isle-Verts Friday, a day after a fire tore through a senior’s housing complex in the Quebec town, killing at least five people.
Thirty people are still missing and the death toll is expected to rise as crews search the wreckage of the building for victims.
The Queen’s message reads:
Prince Philip and I were saddened to learn of the serious fire at the seniors’ residence in L’Isle-Verts, Quebec yesterday.
The Duke of Edinburgh and I send our sympathy to the families of those who have died and our thoughts and prayers to all those who have been injured in this terrible event.
See the PDF of the Queen’s message, on the Royal letterhead, here.