Toronto (Canada), May 22 (EFE) .- A powerful storm that struck parts of Ontario and parts of Quebec on Saturday afternoon killed at least five people in Canada, with winds of up to 132 kilometers per hour. , In the east of the country, as Canadian officials announced this Sunday.
Millions of people were left without electricity due to the storm. Hydro One, which supplies electricity to Ontario, said about 260,000 customers were still without electricity as of Sunday morning.
Hydro Ottawa, a power distributor in the Canadian capital, explained that about 170,000 customers had been cut off by power lines.
Late Saturday, winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour in south-eastern Ontario and southwestern Quebec knocked down trees and power lines.
At least two people were killed in Ottawa and surrounding areas. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said today that a 44-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a branch that fell from a tree west of Ottawa.
For its part, Ottawa Police have reported the death of a second person west of the Canadian capital.
A 51-year-old woman has died after a boat capsized in the Ottawa River near the Canadian capital, Quebec, police say.
Two others, one of them a 70-year-old woman, were killed when a tree fell on a suburb of Toronto.
The city of Uxbridge, about 80 kilometers northeast of Toronto, declared a state of emergency due to the damage caused by the storm, which sometimes intensified into a minor hurricane and forced the Canadian weather service to issue an emergency for mobile phones. Residents of affected areas. EFE
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