Sources have confirmed that one of the two missing bodies from the Quebec gravel quarry have been discovered, where two workers are believed to be buried under rubble after a landslide on Tuesday. Search workers resumed their efforts on Saturday morning, for fifth day in a row, in hunt for a man and woman who are believed to have fell almost 100 metres from the ground, along with their vehicles, to the bottom of a gravel pit in L’Épiphanie, Que.
The search mission was ended on Friday evening due to the growing risk of another landslide because of the unstable ground. The experts gave a green light and approved the safety of search mission crews to proceed on Saturday morning. The police has already acknowledged that they do not expect any survivors anymore, as Repentigny police Sgt. Bruno Marier stated “we are looking for victims.” The rescuers were able to identify and approach a partially exposed cabin of one of the two trucks dumped underneath the rubble within few hours of the landslide on Tuesday, though it turned out to be empty.
Now the teams are in pursuit to approach the second truck. Marier claims that searchers have reason to believe that the second truck is likely very close to the first one. He stated “It’s just that you can’t see it because it’s completely buried” so “we think if we dig around the first truck, we’ll gain access to the cabin of the second truck.”
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