RCMP looking for explosives near Terrace
The Terrace RCMP is seeking any information that will lead to the recovery of two boxes of dynamite, that were reported to have fallen off of a freight truck, on the West Kalum Forest Service Road near Terrace B.C.
On July 16th at 1:30 pm, Terrace RCMP were advised by Orica Canada Inc. that a freight truck delivering packaged explosives had three boxes of the high explosive PowerPro™ (dynamite) inadvertently fall off the truck on the West Kalum Forest Service Road near Terrace BC.
An extensive ground search was conducted and included the use of a police service dog team, however the search yielded negative results.
RCMP investigators have determined that the dynamite was lost from the back of the delivery truck at approximately 12:00 pm noon, on Monday July 16th, between the four and six kilometer markers on the West Kalum Forest Service Road.
One of three boxes was recovered within half an hour of the loss. Investigators have confirmed that there were other vehicles on the road at the time that the dynamite fell off the truck and it may be that a motorist picked up the boxes shortly therafter.
At this time, our main priority is locating and recovering the two boxes of dynamite as soon as possible,” said.Cpl Dan Moskaluk
The explosives do pose a health and safety risk to individuals not trained in handling it in addition to the risk to the general public should it not be properly stored at this time. The RCMP is seeking any information that will lead to the return of these two boxes of explosives.