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Landslide strands 200 residents in Canada

English.news.cn   2014-05-03 13:51:31

VANCOUVER, May 2 (Xinhua) -- A rush of water and debris rumbled down a creek on Friday in north Okanagan of British Columbia in west Canada, leaving about 200 residents stranded but so far nobody was reportedly hurt.

Local reports said the landlide washed out a section of road and cut power to nearly 700 people.

Crews with the Ministry of Transportation were working to clear the road, but it was estimated the road would be closed until Monday.

Emergency officials said no one was injured in the slide but they were keeping watch as a large amount of logs and debris flew toward the town of Enderby, which is in the east side of north Okanagan.

David Sewell, a spokesman for the North Okanagan Regional District, said the summertime influx of seasonal residents has not yet occurred so the washout cut off only about 200 people.

"Right now we've got no evidence to suggest anybody was injured or even around when this debris flow occurred," he said in a statement.

Editor: xuxin
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