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B.C. Mill Explosion

January 24, 2012 by staff 

B.C. Mill Explosion, B.C.’s coroner has confirmed that two sets of human remains have been found after an explosion at a mill near Burns Lake last week.

Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the deceased, but family members say two fathers – Carl Charlie and Robert Luggi, both members of Burns Lake-area First Nations – remain unaccounted for after the fiery explosion tore through the Babine Forest Products mill on Friday.

Officials said significant lab work will be required to identify the bodies.

Distant cousin Charline Schmidt said Charlie, the father of two children, was a hockey fan and a member of the Babine Lake Nation. He was was always joking and laughing, she said.

An aunt of Robert Luggi said the member of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation was a father and grandfather.

Nineteen others suffered injuries ranging from minor cuts to critical burns. Eleven remained in hospitals in B.C. and Alberta on Sunday.

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