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Six Injured in Flood-Fighting Accident in Souris

July 4, 2011 5:54 PM | News

Canadian Forces soldiers form a chain and pass sandbags down the side of a dike next to the Waste Water Treatment Facility in Souris on Sunday, July 3, 2011. (MCPL HOLLY COWAN / ARMY NEWS)

Five soldiers from CFB Shilo and one volunteer were injured Monday afternoon assisting with flood-fighting efforts in Souris.

The Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) says a hydraulic line on a truck unloading sandbags broke and sprayed a group of people who were nearby.

The STARS air ambulance responded and took all six people to hospital in Brandon.

“The thoughts of Manitobans and the provincial government are with those who are injured and we wish them all a speedy and full recovery,” Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger said in a statement.