Landslide drags truck with two people inside into Humber River in Corner Brook, N.L.

By The Canadian Press

CORNER BROOK, N.L. — Two people caught in a landslide in western Newfoundland narrowly avoided disaster when their truck was swept into a river shortly after midnight.

Todd Flynn, director of protective services for the City of Corner Brook, says debris rolling down a hill from a landslide pushed a truck with two people inside off the road and into the Humber River.

Flynn says that soon after a car carrying two people got tangled up in the debris on the road.

The people in both vehicles were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Flynn says divers will make sure there are no other vehicles that washed into the Humber River.

He says Riverside Road from Route 440 to Humber Road will remain closed until engineers confirm it is safe for travel.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 2, 2024.

The Canadian Press

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