MONTREAL, May 22, 2022 (BSS/AFP) - Four people are dead and nearly 900,000
homes without power after severe storms pummeled 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.
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.
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, the 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.