Three girls of 11 and 13 died by suffocation Tuesday night in Alberta, when they are driven into a load of canola seed, on the family farm.
The tragedy occurred at Withrow, about 200 kilometers southwest of Edmonton. The exact circumstances of the incident have not yet been determined precisely by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
According to paramedics, three girls were playing in a truck where a hopper poured canola seed when stalled in grains, for an unspecified reason.
They were out of their predicament by adults, but despite the efforts of first responders, two girls, aged 11 and 13, died suffocated.
The third, also aged 11, was transported by air ambulance in a critical condition in hospital Stollery Children, Edmonton, where she died later.
According to some media, the three girls were all from the same family.