Sunday, May 12, 2013

Creeping Wall Of Ice Destroys Homes In Canada

A nine-metre high wall of creeping ice from a lake has destroyed 12 homes and damaged another 15 in Canada - as footage emerged of a similar, but less severe, event at a US home.

A state of emergency was declared in the community of Ochre Beach in Manitoba, Canada, after strong winds up to 55mph pushed massive ice floes from Dauphin Lake onto nearby properties.

No one was injured but homes near the beach were evacuated.

Doug David said he heard the ice coming and, within five minutes, a wall of ice rose from the lake so powerful that it ploughed though his two-storey home.