Landslide hits Canada town, 1 dead

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Associated Press

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 16 at 1:12 PM

JOHNSONS LANDING, British Columbia — Police say emergency crews have found the body of one of four people missing after a massive landslide crushed several homes in a tiny western Canada town.

British Columbia’s chief coroner Lisa Lapointe said Sunday that an adult male body was recovered near a home swept away by the landslide in the small hamlet of Johnsons Landing in B.C.
She says crews will try to recover the three remaining bodies.

At least three homes were crushed after a wall of rock, mud and trees cascaded down the side of a mountain earlier this week.


Two sisters, aged 17 and 22, and their father have been missing since the slide struck last Thursday.
A female German tourist was also believed to have been caught in the debris.

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