CANADA: Landslide

Just as the noon Angelus pealed from the Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste one day last week, an earth-shaking rumble ran through the Quebec town of Nicolet (pop. 5,500). The old cathedral, built in 1757, trembled and its tall white spires tilted. The foundations of the nearby Bishop's palace crumbled and the building sank to its eaves in the mud. A Christian Brothers school toppled into the Nicolet River. A hole 40 ft. deep and 1,000 ft. long suddenly opened in the ground, swallowing an apartment house, three private homes and a service station. Small fires and explosions broke out and...

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