Fundraisers set up for toddler who lost parents to B.C. mudslide
Fundraisers have been set up for the orphaned daughter of a B.C. couple killed in a fatal mudslide on Highway 99.
Anita and Mirsad Hadzic were driving home to the Lower Mainland after a weekend getaway in the Okanagan on Nov. 15 when they were caught in a thundering wave of mud, rock, debris that swept the highway south of Lillooet.
Search and rescue crews had been scouring the area looking for people reported missing.
Last Monday, RCMP confirmed a woman was killed in the slide. On Friday, police found the bodies of three men.
“Their daughter is in the care of her family and the memory of her parents will live on through them and her.”
“Mirsad and Anita were both kind human beings, generous and loving individuals, supportive friends and most of all, incredible parents who would have done anything for their daughter,” said Ali Azodi, who also organized a GoFundMe fundraiser. “ This devastating loss is felt by so many who loved them dearly.”
Together, both pages have raised more than $100,000 within a day of being set up.
The Hadzics were among four people killed in the mudslide that hit Highway 99, also known in that section as the Duffey Lake Road.
Another victim has been identified as Steven Taylor, a Calgary father of four and rugby player .
One person remains missing. RCMP has suspended the search, which was been hampered by weather and site conditions.