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Searchers find 1 of 2 missing in quarry

Feb. 2, 2013 at 7:56 PM   |   Comments

L'EPIPHANIE, Quebec, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Searchers Saturday recovered one of two bodies buried in a landslide at a quarry gravel pit in Quebec, authorities said.

The recovery of the man's body about 12:20 p.m. EST came on the fifth day of efforts to locate the missing workers' bodies. Quebec provincial police Sgt. Benoit Richard said efforts to find the other victim, a woman, would go on, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

QMI Agency identified the two workers as Daniel Brisebois and Marie-Claude Laporte.

The workers' trucks fell more than 100 yards to the bottom of the pit in L'Epiphanie on Tuesday morning. A third worker front-end loader operator Benoit Robert, survived.

Unstable terrain has hampered the efforts to find the victims.

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