Canada: four dead and 900,000 homes without power after violent storms

Canada: four dead and 900,000 homes without power after violent storms

Several injuries were also recorded after this violent summer stormy episode.

Canadian authorities announced on Saturday the death of four people in the east of the country, hit by violent storms which also deprived nearly 900,000 homes in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec of power. Ontario police have recorded on Twitter three deaths and several injuries, victims of a violent summer storm.

A person was killed when a tree fell in the middle of the day on the trailer that housed him, in Brant County, south of Toronto, said the Ontario Provincial Police on Twitter.

Nearly 1 million homes without electricity

In this same region, and a few minutes later, a woman over 70, walking in the storm, was crushed by a tree, according to the same source.

Further north, in the federal capital Ottawa, a person lost his life due to thunderstorms but the local police, during a press conference, refused to give more details.

A fourth person, a woman in her 50s whose boat capsized in the storm, drowned in the river separating Ottawa from its Quebec suburb Gatineau, according to information collected by Radio-Canada from local police. .

In addition, nearly 900,000 homes in Eastern Canada were still without power on Saturday evening: some 340,000 in Ontario and nearly 535,000 in Quebec, according to online counts. local energy providers, Hydro One and Hydro-Quebec.

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