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Mall rescue efforts resume after protest

2012-06-26 09:06

Elliotlake — Rescue efforts will resume at a partly collapsed mall after Ontario's premier urged officials to continue and residents protested that no one in the debris should be abandoned.

Rescue workers detected breathing inside the rubble early on Monday, but authorities later called off the work over fears of another collapse.

One death has been confirmed after part of the mall's roof collapsed on Saturday afternoon, and another person is known to be still inside.

Michael Mantha, the local member of the provincial legislature, said late on Monday that Premier Dalton McGuinty wants to explore the slim odds of a rescue.

Dozens of residents had protested in front of city hall after the decision to halt rescue efforts.