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Seventeen injured in Quebec explosion

(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) An explosion at an industrial plant in Sherbrooke, Quebec injured 17 people on Thursday (November 8) - five with serious burns. One person was airlifted to Montreal for treatment, according to a spokesperson with the Sherbrooke University Hospital Centre. All 65 employees had been accounted for, a fire department spokesperson said. The explosion occurred at 1830GMT (1330EST) at Neptune Technologies. The blast sparked a fire at the site and thick black smoke filled the air. The facility kept 15,000 litres of acetone in reserve. Firefighters are investigating the cause of the blast.

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