11/11/2012 12:15 EST | Updated 01/11/2013 05:12 EST

Third person dies following explosion at plant in Sherbrooke, Que.

SHERBROOKE, Que. - A third person died over the weekend from injuries related to a powerful explosion at a plant in Quebec's Eastern Townships.

Marc Couture, a worker at the plant, died at a Montreal hospital on Saturday evening.

Sylvie Robitaille, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said Couture suffered burns on 90 per cent of his body and was in an induced coma.

"He was in a very critical state," she said.

The bodies of two other people were found in the ruins of the plant.

Robitaille said three people were still in hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Eighteen people were injured in total.

The explosion happened Thursday at a factory belonging to Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, in Sherbrooke, Que. The company produces health products, such as Omega-3, derived from marine life.

It's still unclear what caused the fire.

The company issued a statement Sunday offering its condolences and promised to provide an update on the situation on Monday.