TORONTO (Reuters) - Five people were killed in an avalanche near the community of McBride, British Columbia, the coroner’s office for the Canadian province said on Friday.
The five were killed snowmobiling in a “very large” avalanche, Barb McLintock, a spokeswoman for the B.C. Coroners Service, said in an e-mail, adding that there was little information so far.
CBC News, citing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said the avalanche happened around 1:30 pm Pacific Time in the Mount Renshaw area. The report said one person was taken to hospital in stable condition.
Police did not immediately respond to calls and e-mails seeking comment.
Reporting by Jeffrey Hodgson; Editing by Nick Macfie