Four dead and one missing after record flooding in Western Canada

Eva Deschamps / November 21, 2021

Record flooding in Western Canada has left at least four people dead and a fifth person still missing, local authorities said Saturday as they restricted access to fuel in the affected areas.
 
Torrential rains in southwestern British Columbia on Sunday and Monday caused landslides and flooding, destroying roads and infrastructure. In particular, the Trans Mountain pipeline, which is crucial to Alberta's oil industry, was temporarily closed.
 
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) confirmed Saturday that three men, missing since Monday, were found dead near Duffy Lake.
 
We continued our search for a fourth man, but weather and site conditions made it difficult, explained Sgt. Janelle Shoihet in an RCMP release.
 
These three deaths bring to four the number of deaths in these floods. The lifeless body of a woman was found on Monday near a mudslide that washed away a large section of a highway

 

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