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DEET 'did not kill' Quebec sisters

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A Quebec coroner is challenging the autopsy results from Thai officials which indicated that two Quebec sisters found dead in their hotel room on Phi Phi Island in June were accidentally poisoned. 

CBC News reported on Thursday that coroner Renee Roussel told Radio-Canada the concentration of the chemical DEET, a primary ingredient in insect repellent, in the sisters' systems wasn't sufficient to be fatal.

The claim contradicts the conclusion of Thai authorities who performed post-mortems on the bodies of Noemi Belanger, 25, and Audrey Belanger, 20, shortly after the sisters were found on June 15 by hotel staff.

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