There have been 4 sets of human remains found, and you won’t believe just how hideous the story behind it actually is…
Investigators are now saying that they have identified four sets of human remains in the site of a deadly tanker-truck explosion in Ottawa on a Thursday about a month ago. They have not been able to recover the bodies, however.
Moreover, Ontario East Regional Supervising Coroner Louis McNaughton-Fillion is still recommending against accessing the remains, saying that it is still a very precarious and unsafe situation.
She also says that the next step in the process would be to fully recover the remains and analyze them so that the victims can be properly identified and be able to determine the cause once it is safe to do so.
Ottawa Police Inspector Frank D’Aoust said that the explosion at Eastway Tank Pump and Meter Ltd. caused a fire to occur, making the roof of the large building collapse and completely destroying a large part of it.
He said that the team that is working on the site is carefully removing debris and collecting as much evidence as they can. However, he also noted that their efforts have been hampered because of the unstable conditions at the explosion site and the fact that they are dealing with cold temperatures several days after the blast.
D’Aoust noted that it is unclear when their investigation is going to fully conclude and when they will be able to get to the bottom of the cause of the explosion.
“The structure is being dismantled and searched methodically,” he said. “But this is a long process and could take several days or more. Due to how heavily damaged the building is, there are many, many layers of debris and we have to be careful.”
The explosion occurred on Thursday, January 13 at around 1:30 p.m. at this business, which is located in the industrial section in the south end of Ottawa.
Ottawa police finally confirmed the following Friday that there was one man sent to the hospital in critical condition that later died of his injureis and that there were four other men and one woman believed to be working at the plant when the blast went off and they too remain unaccounted for.
Family members and disaster recovery authorities have now identified five people as the victims of this tragedy: Rick Bastien, Kayla Ferguson, Etienne Mabiala, Danny Beale, and Russ McLellan. They have placed a memorial outside Eastway Tank and it has been growing with pictures from loved ones, messages, and flowers.
With these sets of human remains found, this explosion is now known as one of the deadliest industrial accidents in the history of Ottawa. They are yet to determine just what caused the explosion.