As some of you may know, an incident occurred at one of our partner’s staff residences in Jasper, Alberta on Saturday, July 17, 2010.
On Saturday evening at 11:20 p.m. the employee house exploded, causing all 10 people in the residence to be injured. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation but it is suspected that the cause was a gas or propane leak. Unfortunately, two INTERNeX program participants were working and residing at this location at the time, both of which were hospitalized.
One of our participants was released on Monday with relatively minor injuries, while the other remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries; she has a good prognosis. INTERNeX, our partner organization, the hotel and the consulate are all working together to manage the situation as best we can.
We ask you all to give your thoughts and best wishes to all of the injured and wish all of our candidates a safe stay in Canada.
the INTERNeX team.