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Severe thunderstorms kill four in Canada

Severe thunderstorms kill four in Canada

A violent summer stormy episode mourns Canada. Canadian authorities announced on Saturday the deaths of four people in the east of the country, hit by thunderstorms that also deprived nearly 900,000 homes in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec of power.

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

The storm capsizes a boat

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 from local energy providers, Hydro One and Hydro- Quebec.

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