Victoria — British Columbia’s catastrophic landslides killed four on Saturday after police recovered three more bodies from a particularly devastated area in the southern part of the state.
The RCMP announced a recovery in a morning statement, but said the bodies of the three men had recovered earlier in the week.
The cavalry said the man was found in the eastern region of Agassiz along Highway 7 and in the section of Highway 99 known as Duffy Lake Road.
This discovery occurs a few days after the female’s body recovers near the same area on Monday.
The search for the fifth person, who went missing after the landslide was interrupted, is not currently counted as dead.
“All current search work has been exhausted and discussions are underway on how, when and how best to proceed,” said Sergeant Staff. Janelle Shoihet said in a statement.
BC Coroners Service has issued a statement that it will investigate the dead and make recommendations if possible to prevent similar situations in the future.
“This year was a very difficult year for all of us in British Columbia. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many families and communities that suffered tragic losses,” said coroner Lisa Lapointe.
Deaths are increasing as the region continues to strive to stop floods and landslides over a large area of the state.
The BC Minister of Public Security announced a gasoline limit on Friday, limiting non-essential worker residents to 30 liters of fuel per visit to a gas station.
Mike Farnworth said the distribution would apply to Lower Mainland, British Columbia, the Sea to Sky region, the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. This happens after supply lines, including major highways and railroad tracks, have been washed away or flooded by record rainfall that began last weekend.
“My hope is that everyone understands the need for these restrictions and cooperates fully. In other words, if you don’t need to travel now, don’t. At home. It’s If you can’t, synergize, use public transport, or work from home, “he said.
Travel along highways 3, 7, and 99 is also restricted, allowing only important traffic to pass.
An estimated 14,000 people were still out of the house on Friday, and about 4,700 were registered in shelters, Fernworth said.
The Minister was scheduled to provide further updates on Saturday afternoon.