Landslide burried homes in Brittish Columbia


A landslide has sent tonnes of mud rocks and trees into homes in the Sunshine Valley, about 15 kilometres east of Hope, B.C. RCMP say three homes were affected and residents were in only one of the houses when the slide occurred at aout 4 p.m. PT Thursday. There were no injuries. No damage estimate is available.

Geotechnical engineers were testing the slope Friday to try to determine its stability and the possibility of more landslides. (CBC)

Tonnes of rocks, mud and trees tumbled down a mountainside in Sunshine Valley, B.C. Thursday, destroying three homes and spurring a local state of emergency. The landslide occurred at around 4 p.m. in the quiet community, located along the Hope-Princeton Highway. Residents are being told to stay away until authorities are sure it’s safe. Nearby Highway 3 remains open.(CTVBC)





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