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Four Britons among those killed in Canada seaplane crash

Published 25/08/2015 | 06:18

The seaplane crashed during a sightseeing trip in the Les Bergeronnes area of Quebec province. (Transportation Safety Board of Canada / PA)
The seaplane crashed during a sightseeing trip in the Les Bergeronnes area of Quebec province. (Transportation Safety Board of Canada / PA)
A sightseeing seaplane crashed in Canada killing all six people on board

Four Britons were among six people killed when a sightseeing seaplane crashed in a remote area of the Canadian province of Quebec, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

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The victims of Sunday's crash on the North Shore of the Gulf of St Lawrence have not been named.

The Foreign Office says its officials are in contact with Canadian authorities, and its "consular officers are ready to provide assistance".

An official with operator Air Saguenay said the Beaver seaplane was on a sightseeing flight from Lac Long in Tadoussac, 300 miles north-east of Montreal, when it crashed. Weather conditions were excellent at the time.

Canadian officials said all six people on board had been found and their bodies handed over to the coroner's office.

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