Four dead in Canada after heavy storms
Nearly 900,000 homes in Canada's Ontario and Quebec are without power after heavy storms wreaked havoc in the country.
Four people are dead and nearly 900,000 homes are without power after severe storms hit the eastern Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, authorities said Saturday.
Ontario police said on Twitter that three people had died and several more were injured due to a strong summer thunderstorm.
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One man was killed when a tree fell on the trailer he was staying in. A woman in her seventies was also crushed by a tree while walking in the storm.
Terrible storm wind in #Ontario #Canada #storm #hurricane #weather #Climat #Tornado pic.twitter.com/GwwcGFiQaa— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) May 22, 2022
In the federal capital Ottawa, another person was killed by the storm, but local police declined to give further details.
The fourth victim was a woman in her fifties. She drowned when her boat capsized in the Ottawa River, which separates Ottawa and Quebec, during the storm, CBC reported, citing local police.
Nearly 900,000 homes in the two provinces were without power Saturday night, according to online counts from local providers Hydro One and Hydro-Quebec.