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UK confirms 4 Britons among 6 killed in Quebec plane crash


London: Britain’s Foreign Office says four Britons were among six people killed when a sightseeing seaplane crashed in a remote area of the Canadian province of Quebec. The ministry did not name the victims of Sunday’s crash on the rugged North Shore of the Gulf of St Lawrence. The Foreign Office said today that British officials were in contact with Canadian authorities, and “our 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, 480 kilometers northeast of Montreal, when it crashed. He said weather conditions were excellent at the time. Canadian officials said yesterday that all six people aboard had been found and their bodies handed over the coroner’s office.