Five killed in western Canada avalanche

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MONTREAL: Five snowmobiles were killed Friday (Saturday in Manila) after being buried in an avalanche in Canada’s British Columbia (BC) province, officials said. The BC Coroner’s office confirmed the deaths and said the accident occurred Friday afternoon in the western Canadian hamlet of McBride, some 800 kilometers northeast of Vancouver. Officials said that six other people trapped by the avalanche were rescued alive. Rescuers said the snowmobilers had strayed to a part of the area that was off-limits to skiers and other winter sport enthusiasts.

AFP

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