An avalanche triggered by heavy snowstorms in Canada has killed two people and left at least 10 others injured, the Canadian government said on Wednesday.
The snow storm triggered by a series of snowfalls and a wind gust of more than 100km/h (62 mph) in the Canadian province of Manitoba on Wednesday caused at least eight avalanches, the provincial government said.
In the avalanche incident in Alberta, the death toll was listed as six, with one person injured and another two people missing.
A second person died in Saskatchewan and a third in Ontario, the ministry said.
A Canadian man was killed in a ski-jump accident in the U.S., according to the National Ski Areas Association.
The avalanche is one of several avalanches that have hit Canada in recent months, and the government has issued multiple warnings about them.
The Canadian weather service said a heavy snowfall in Manitoba triggered avalanches at two locations, the first of which resulted in a man falling 30 metres (98 feet) from a tree.
The two other avalanches triggered by snowstorms were caused by winds in the same direction, the weather service reported.
The weather service warned against skiing in mountainous areas.
A number of people have been injured in recent avalanches in Canada, including a man who died in an avalanche in southern Manitoba on January 8.
In April, a woman died after falling from a cliff while skiing in Alberta’s Okanagan.
A man was also killed when an avalanche ripped through a house in central British Columbia in December.
In June, a man in the northern Manitoba town of Whistler fell from a mountain after an avalanche that sent him and other people scrambling to safety.
In August, a mountain-climbing instructor died when he fell while skiing near a snowbank on the Yukon.