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The Frank Slide

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The Frank Slide Frank, Alberta Where did it happen? The Frank Slide happened in Frank, Alberta on April 29, 1903 at 4:10 AM Villagers, Miners and Passengers on the Canadian Pacific Railway The Villagers and Miners were the most affected because they were in the roughest part of the landslide and many of them died because of the landslide. The passengers weren't directly affected but the debris that blocked the railway could have caused their trains to derail. Who was affected? How big was the Frank Slide? The Frank Slide was the the largest landslide in Canada until The Hope Slide in 1965, it was made up of 82 million tonnes of limestone and destroyed 7 cottages, several businesses, a cemetery and a 2 km stretch of railroad. What was the extent of the damage? There were many casualties after the landslide Many people were buried under the rubble from the landslide and the death toll was around 70-90 people making the Frank Slide the deadliest landslide in Canada. Lots of debris also covered the railway line that passed by Frank and train service was shut down for many days. Why did it happen? Turtle Mountain's peak was unstably shaped, there was a heavy layer of limestone that rested on softer rocks and after lots of erosion, the limestone broke off. A warm winter was also a factor because water would thaw and freeze in the mountain's fissures which weakened the mountain's supports. This caused the Frank Slide. What happened in the hours and days that followed the slide? After the landslide, many men were working to dig out survivors from the coal mines an village, on the days following the landslide, people were still trying to find survivors and were clearing the railroad of debris to prevent a derailment. What rescue efforts were made? Many people were working to dig out the survivors, they worked for many days to find any survivors, some people were guiding trains safely across the tracks,
a Canadian Pacific Railway brakeman named Sid Choquette ran 2 km to save a passenger train from derailing. How could this slide have been made less disastrous? The Frank Slide was quite inevitable because it was caused naturally, but if the town was built on the other side of the railway, the damage wouldn't be as severe, the landslide still would have caused damage but there would be less casualties and less property damage. A PREZI By Waseef Nayeem THE END?
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