At least 4 dead in Brampton, Ottawa and Waterloo from falling trees after fierce storm


Published May 22, 2022 at 6:12 am

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As many as four people are dead and tens of thousands remain without power across Ontario following a fierce storm that swept across the province.

Ontario Provincial Police said a 44-year-old man was killed in Greater Madawaska, west of Ottawa, after reportedly being struck by a falling tree during the storm Saturday afternoon.

Later in the day, police in Ottawa said one person died in the city’s west end, but didn’t release any further details.


PHOTOS: The storm’s path of destruction
in Mississauga, Brampton and Hamilton

Peel Regional Police said a woman in her 70s was also killed by a falling tree while she was walking in Brampton, west of Toronto, while further west, OPP said one person was killed and two others were injured when a tree fell on a camping trailer near Pinehurst Lake in Waterloo Region.

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

As of early Sunday morning, about 307-thousand Hydro One customers were without power, while Hydro Ottawa reported more than 550 outages affecting over 170-thousand customers.

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