Third person dies following explosion at plant in Sherbrooke
Emergency workers survey the scene outside Neptune Technologies & Bioressources in Sherbrooke, Quebec Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 following an explosion at the plant on Thursday that left two people dead and many more with serious injuries. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Published Sunday, November 11, 2012 1:10PM EST
SHERBROOKE, Que.--A third person has died from injuries related to a powerful explosion earlier this week at a plant in Quebec's Eastern Townships.
Marc Couture, a worker at the plant, died at Montreal hospital on Saturday evening.
Sylvie Robitaille, a spokeswoman for the hospital, says Couture suffered burns on 90 per cent of his body and was in an induced coma.
The bodies of two other people were found in the ruins of the plant.
Robitaille says three people are still in hospital with non life-threatening injuries and that 18 people were injured in total.
The explosion was at a production plant belonging to Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, in Sherbrooke, Que.
The company produces health products, such as Omega-3, derived from marine life.
Smoke billows from the Neptune Technologies & Bioressources plant in Sherbrooke, Que., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. (Graham Hughes / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Emergency crews are shown outside Neptune Technologies in Sherbrooke, Que., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. (Graham Hughes / THE CANADIAN PRESS)