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Second body recovered from gravel quarry


The Canadian Press
February 3, 2013 — Police say body is likely one of two workers missing since Tuesday's landslide.


The workers were trapped in gravel at the bottom of a pit described by authorities as nearly 100 metres deep (Photo: Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The workers were trapped in gravel at the bottom of a pit described by authorities as nearly 100 metres deep (Photo: Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Quebec provincial police are working to identify a second body pulled from the rubble after a landslide at a gravel quarry.

The woman's body was discovered Saturday evening and police say it likely is one of two workers swept away as the ground collapsed on Tuesday.

A man's body found in the landslide earlier Saturday has been identified as 54-year-old Daniel Brisebois.

Crews had been searching for two workers -- a man and a woman -- who went missing after their vehicles were swept into a gravel pit dozens of metres deep.

The vehicles were trapped in huge mounds of loose gravel at the bottom of the crater in L'Epiphanie, Quebec, just outside Montreal.

A third worker whose vehicle also fell into the quarry was rescued by a provincial police helicopter on Tuesday within hours of the collapse.

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