Landslide strikes Canadian town

Associated Press
The Johnsons landing landslide is shown in this Thursday July 12, 2012 photo provided by Emergency BC. Four people are still unaccounted for nearly 24 hours after a wall of rock, mud and trees cascaded down the side of a mountain above the shores of Kootenay Lake, tearing through the tiny community of Johnsons Landing, about 70 kilometres northeast of Nelson. At least three homes in the southeastern B.C. hamlet are engulfed by the muck, which is unstable and shifting, prompting searchers to call off rescue efforts at least once on Thursday afternoon. Emergency crews met at dawn Friday to consider the most efficient and effective way to search the massive mudslide for possible victims. (AP Photo/Emergency BC via The Canadian Press) HANDOUT PHOTO; ONE TIME USE ONLY; NO ARCHIVES; NOT FOR RESALE

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Four people were believed to be missing July 13 after a wall of rock, mud and trees cascaded down the side of a mountain, flattening several homes in a tiny western Canada community.

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