At least four people were killed in severe storms that hit the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
A thunderstorm with winds resembling the power of a tornado struck the eastern provinces on Saturday. The storm knocked out power for hundreds of thousands and has taken several lives.
Nearly 900,000 Canadians lost power, according to local providers Hydro One and Hydro-Quebec. “We anticipate it will take several days to restore power after today’s destructive storm,” Hydro One said in a statement.
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At least four people died, and several were injured by the storm, according to local officials. One man was killed, and two were injured after a tree fell on a camping trailer at Pinehurst Lake.
A woman in her 70s was also killed when a tree struck her while she was walking in Brampton, according to the Peel Regional Police. The woman was transported to the hospital but died from her injuries.
A third person was killed in Ottawa, but local police have not released additional details.
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A 51-year-old woman died from drowning after her ship capsized in the Ottawa River, according to Gatineau police.
Wind speeds were notably high during the storm. At least one city recorded wind speeds up to 82 miles per hour, according to Environment Canada, while Toronto and Ottawa recorded wind speeds up to 74 miles per hour.