Floods cut rail access to Canada’s Vancouver port, fatalities reported

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By Artur Gajda and Rod Nickel MERRITT, British Columbia (Reuters) – The port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest, said on Tuesday that all rail access had been cut by floods and landslides further to the east, a development that could hit shipments of grain, coal and potash. The Globe and Mail newspaper said a mudslide had swept cars off the road near Pemberton, some 100 miles (160 kilometers) to the northeast of Vancouver, killing an unspecified number of people. “There were some fatalities that were discovered,” it reported, citing local search and rescue manager David MacKenzie as saying. MacKen…

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