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At least five die when whale-watching boat capsizes off Vancouver

At least five die when whale-watching boat capsizes off Vancouver
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The five people who died when their whale-watching ship capsized off the west coast of Canada were all British nationals. UK Foreign Secretary Philip

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The five people who died when their whale-watching ship capsized off the west coast of Canada were all British nationals.

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed the news.

One person is still missing.

The vessel sent a distress signal from a position eight miles off the coast of Tofino at 5pm local time.

Officials: At least 3 people dead after whale watching ship sank off coast of Tofino, British Columbia – CBCNews</a> <a href="https://t.co/mckQvKRaQu">https://t.co/mckQvKRaQu</a></p>&mdash; Breaking News (BreakingNews) 26 Octobre 2015

A community based on environmental tourism

Tofino is a community of around 2,000 people on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

It is a popular destination for whale watchers and surfers.

The coastguard has confirmed that 21 survivors have been found so far. The search is continuing.

.TSBCanada</a> confirms the whale watching boat that sank this afternoon off of Tofino, BC was the 65-foot Leviathan II <a href="https://t.co/8H56wJqk2F">pic.twitter.com/8H56wJqk2F</a></p>&mdash; Tom Banse (TomBanse) 26 Octobre 2015

Local fishermen and fishing charter companies had joined the rescue effort, with up to 20 boats involved.

#Tofino ( Shelter Restaurant in Tofino, BC w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/seahugger">seahugger) https://t.co/YmnsGwUbJHpic.twitter.com/Kp1FLow4Os

— Chris Brandt (@traveldiaries) 4 Septembre 2015

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