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Military begins hurricane clean-up

The Canadian military has arrived in eastern Newfoundland to help rebuild two bridges and deliver water if needed in the aftermath of Hurricane Igor.

Brigadier General Tony Stack, of the Canadian Forces, said that 140 engineers have arrived in the province to help reassemble bridges on two peninsulas.

The storm caused extensive damage in several communities when it swept through the region on Tuesday, flooding roads and downing trees.

Brig Gen Stack said three ships arrived to serve as platforms for helicopters with heavy-lift capabilities.

Igor carried Allan Duffet, an 80-year-old man, into the sea off Random Island.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed Mr Duffet's body was found on Saturday buried under debris.


From Belfast Telegraph