Floods in Canada ‘trigger mudslide’ trapping motorists

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Flooded rivers have caused a mudslide in Canada, trapping dozens of motorists.

The flooding has killed at least 16 people, with 33 others unaccounted for in the Grand River area of British Columbia.

Soldiers and emergency workers have been struggling to remove people from their cars.

A video shared by the Canadian Forces shows a Chinook helicopter clearing the cars off the floodwater.

Photo: AFP

It is not known how many people are still trapped in their vehicles.

Four Canadians have been killed in flooding in Ontario.

Clean-up work was under way in the area, with emergency officials warning that the water could rise further.

In Britain, friends and family have been sending condolences to Canadians affected by the Canadian floods and asking how they can help.

The Canadian-based fundraising website Fundly said its results had been boosted by an American cyber hack in the wake of the floods.

“Fundly has seen an increase in new donations towards the Flood Relief Fund,” the site’s managing director Stuart Wynne said.

“We thank all the people who have taken a moment and given to help in the current situation.”

Source: BBC

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