(CNN) — Eight people are dead and 24 are still unaccounted for after a fire ripped through an elderly community in Quebec on Thursday, officials confirmed Saturday.
Search teams continued to comb ice-covered debris for the missing at the Residence du Havre in the small town of L\’Isle-Verten, police said.
Frigid temperatures have made search efforts difficult, as water used to fight the blaze froze, coating the collapsed three-story building in ice.
\”The ice in certain areas is as thick as 60 centimeters. We\’re talking 2 feet,\” Guy LaPointe,