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Victoria Street Victims Want Answers

As far as tenants are concerned, there are still many unanswered questions when it comes to the Victoria Street apartment explosion. Ten current and former residents met in Southside Park Saturday to give support and share information on the blast that took place the morning of Sunday, March 27, 2011 which killed two senior citizens and displaced around 100 others Tenant Cindy Gale tells Heart FM residents have gotten no communication from authorities about developments in the case and claim they learned police were closing their investigation into the explosion through the media. "Pretty much everybody in that building lost everything. Everything was gone. They had to start from scratch and we can't get answers? There's something wrong with the system if this is how the system operates." Some of the questions tenants have include; why was there no coroners inquest and why were only certain tenants interviewed? Gale says the group started meeting again a few weeks ago after they received information that a lawsuit was filed against a 77 year old resident by the families of those who died in the blast. "To have that support and seeing the group growing back again, trying to come together and get answers and the more people we have, the more emails being sent out, the more questions being asked, we will persevere and we will get our answers and the right people that were responsible for this fire, they will be held accountable for their actions." The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, August 17 at 10am at the covered picnic pavilion near the water in Southside Park.

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