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Avalanche kills three at Canadian sports event.

Summary: At least three people have been killed in Canada following an avalanche at an extreme sports event.

At least three people have been killed in Canada following an avalanche at an extreme sports event.

Around 200 people were struck as they took part in the Big Iron Shoot Out rally in the Rocky Mountains.

Amateur video filmed at the scene of the avalanche showed rescuers using poles to probe the snow for survivors.

Rescuers resumed scouring remote Boulder Mountain at daybreak on Sunday after halting the search overnight.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said three people are confirmed dead, but do not know how many are unaccounted for.

The Big Iron Shoot Out is an annual informal gathering of people who enjoy snowmobiling in the deep snow of British Columbia.

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Publication:Independent Television News Limited (ITN)
Date:Mar 16, 2010
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