UPDATE: Crews Find Second Casualty in Mall Collapse, Premier Headed to Elliot Lake
Emergency officials are confirming that two bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a partially collapsed shopping mall in Elliot Lake.
Bill Neadles of the Heavy Urban Search and Rescue team says crews continue to sift thru the rubble, but don't expect to find any more victims.
OPP Staff Inspector Percy Jollymore said officers still have a list of people who remain unaccounted for, but stressed those names may not be tied to the mall collapse.
Elliot Lake mayor Rick Hamilton called the incident, "a deep, deep tragedy," one that affects not just the victims and their families, but the entire community.
The bodies were removed after a specialized robotic arm worked through the night to clear a path through the debris that accumulated when a section of the roof crashed through the two-storey building on Saturday afternoon.
Premier Dalton McGuinty announced he would be leaving Toronto immediately to head to Elliot Lake, to speak with the mayor, and first responders.