Rescue efforts at Canada mall resume after protest


AP

ELLIOT LAKE, Ontario — Officials said late Monday they are resuming rescue efforts at a partly collapsed mall after Ontario’s premier urged them to continue and residents protested that no one in the debris should be abandoned.

Rescue workers detected breathing inside the rubble early Monday, but authorities later called off the work over fears of another collapse. One death has been confirmed after part of the mall’s roof collapsed Saturday afternoon, and another person is known to be still inside.

Just hours after search efforts were called off, the local member of the provincial legislature said Premier Dalton McGuinty wanted to explore the slim odds of a rescue.