At least eight people have been killed in several violent storms and thunderstorms over the weekend in Canada. The storm caused havoc in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, with nearly one million homes without electricity, Canada’s Environment Ministry said yesterday.
Winds reached 130 kilometers per hour in the cities of Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Such strong storms are rarely considered in the region – the most populous in the country.
Seven people were killed when a tree fell on them, according to media reports. A woman was killed when her boat capsized in a tributary of the St. Lawrence River.
According to the PowerOutage website, about 925,000 families in Ontario and Quebec were without electricity on Saturday evening – the highest number in Canada, with a population of 38 million.
As of yesterday afternoon, more than 600,000 homes were without electricity. Electricity provider Hydro One wrote on Twitter that it would take several days to restore supply.
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