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Date: 1999-01-07
Submitted By: WWAN
Place: Terrace, British Columbia Jan 7, 1999
State: BC
Country: CANADA
Fatalities: 2
Summary: Two avalanche technicians, caught, buried, and killed

Two avalanche technicians (who worked for the Ministry of Transportation and Highways, Snow Avalanche Project) have been killed in a slide in northwestern British Columbia.

Police said the two men were apparently on the way down a slope they had been testing when the avalanche came down on them.

The bodies were found Friday (Jan. 8) after they failed to return to their base Thursday night near the town of Meziadin.

The men were identified as Al Evanchick, 45 and Al Munro 35.

Both were married with children.