Elliot Lake, ON. – A class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of victims of this month’s deadly mall collapse in the northern Ontario city of Elliot Lake.
A source involved in the suit says it targets the owners of the Algo Centre Mall, as well as the city and the government of Ontario.
More details are expected to be released at a press conference this afternoon.
Doloris Perizzolo, 74, and Lucie Aylwin, 37, died after the mall’s roof caved in on June 23 and more than 20 others were hurt, though none seriously.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has announced a public inquiry following public outcry about why search-and-rescue efforts were called off two days after the accident, only to be restarted hours later after an appeal from the Premier.
There had long been concerns about the state of the mall, with some residents claiming they were taking bets as to when it would crumble.