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Weather History: Kangiqsualujjuaq Avalanche


Staff writers
For the small of Kangiqsualujjuaq, New Year’s is a tragic anniversary of the worst day in the tiny communities’ history.


The New Years Day 1999 avalanche was the worst in Quebec's history
The New Years Day 1999 avalanche was the worst in Quebec's history

In one second it happened. 

In 1999 just hours after ringing in the New Year a deadly avalanche buried the school where many of the communities’ 650 residents had gathered to celebrate the New Year.

25 people were injured and sadly nine were killed. 

It remains the worst avalanche in Quebec’s history. 

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