Officials suspend rescue efforts in mall collapse

Officials have suspended rescue efforts following a weekend roof collapse at a shopping mall in northern Ontario that led to at least one death and at least one other person trapped.

Bill Needles, a spokesman from the Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team, said Monday the building is "totally unsafe" and could
collapse at any time. He says they can't put rescue officials at
risk. He says the condition of the building has deteriorated.

Needles earlier confirmed one person died and said crews used a
remote device called the life detector to determine a person was
breathing as of 4 a.m. - days after the Saturday afternoon
collapse.

He says it's too unsafe to send someone down again to see if the
person is still alive.


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