| 8 December 2023, Friday |

Four children die after group swept away by tide in Canada’s Quebec

Police stated on Saturday that 11 persons fishing on the coast of the St. Lawrence River in Canada’s Quebec province were washed away by a tide, killing four children and leaving one guy missing.

The youngsters, all over the age of ten, were discovered unconscious on the coast in the Portneuf-sur-Mer district north of Quebec City early Saturday morning. They were transferred to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

A man in his 30s was still missing.

Emergency services were called at 2 a.m., and six people were rescued from the water.

The incident occurred in the Côte-Nord region of Canada’s Quebec which covers much of the northern shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

  • Reuters