Canada in brief
Machinery brought in to assist in mall collapse rescue
The rescue response to the collapse of a mall roof on June 23 in Elliot Lake, Ontario, has been elevated in hopes of finding the remaining missing people. Machinery belonging to a construction business in Toronto is being brought into the community in order to dismantle parts of the building. A robotic arm attached to a large construction vehicle will help to remove debris.
Fear of further collapse temporarily delayed search efforts, although they resumed on Monday night. One person, whose name has not been released, is already known to be dead. It is unknown whether there are any survivors, but the last indication found by life detector equipment was at 2:oo pm on Monday afternoon. The reason for the collapse has not yet been identified.