2 people believed dead after fire strikes Nunavut Arctic College student housing

February 28, 2012

2 young adults are missing and presumed dead and dozens of people are homeless following a fire Sunday evening that broke through an Iqaluit townhouse complex, nearly all of whose units were leased to Nunavut Arctic College as student housing. The missing individuals -- aged 20 and 22 -- were children of an Arctic College student. A college official says the institution cannot confirm if all students have been accounted for following the fire. Arctic College president Michael Shouldice says the institution is working to meet all the affected residents' immediate needs, adding that the institution will arrange permanent housing as soon as possible. The RCMP is treating the fire as suspicious until the cause is determined. Nunatsiaq News | Globe and Mail | CBC