At least four dead, thousands without power after the storm


Up to four people have died and tens of thousands remain without power across Ontario following a severe storm that swept through the province.

Ontario Provincial Police say a 44-year-old man was killed in Greater Madawaska, west of Ottawa, after he was struck by a falling tree during Saturday’s storm after -noon.

Later in the day, Ottawa police said one person had died in the city’s west end, but did not provide further details.

Peel Regional Police say a woman in her 60s was also killed by a falling tree while walking in Brampton, west of Toronto, while further west Police province of Ontario said one person was killed and two others injured when a tree fell on a camping trailer. near Lake Pinehurst in the Region of Waterloo.

Trees and power lines were toppled across a swath of the province stretching from Sarnia to Ottawa by fierce winds, which at one point reached 132 km/h at Kitchener Airport.

Early Sunday morning, approximately 275,000 Hydro One customers were without power, while Hydro Ottawa reported more than 550 outages affecting more than 170,000 customers.

The Canadian Press was first published on May 22, 2022.

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