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At least 2 dead, over 300,000 without power after severe Ontario thunderstorm

Ontario on Saturday after a powerful storm killed at least two people in its swift but intense path across the southern part of the province.Tens of thousands of residents also found themselves without power, according to utility Hydro One, whose outage map showed roughly 1,936 outages leaving more than 343,000 people in the dark as of Saturday evening. Ontario storm: Brampton woman in her 70s dead after hit by a tree Ontario Premier Doug Ford extended his condolences to the loved ones of those killed when the storm, with winds Environment Canada logged at up to 132 km/h at times, downed trees and power lines in a swath of the province stretching from Sarnia to Ottawa.“I am very sad to learn about the tragic deaths of two people in Ontario as a result of the severe weather today,” Ford said in an evening tweet.

“My thoughts go out to both of their families & friends and I offer condolences on behalf of all Ontarians.”The first death came in the city of Brampton, Ont., west of Toronto.Peel Regional Police said a woman in her 70s was out walking when the storm sprang up in the early afternoon.She was struck and killed by a tree, police said. Her name was not immediately released.Further west, Ontario Provincial Police said one person was killed and two others were injured when a tree fell on a camping trailer near Pinehurst Lake in Waterloo Region.Three others suffered non-life-threatening injuries after trees fell on two golf carts in Zora Township, the force added in a later tweet.Pierre Poirier, Ottawa‘s paramedic chief, said there have been several “critical injuries” across the city.“We’ve been very busy,” he said.Joseph Muglia, director of Hydro Ottawa, said more than 179,000, or about half their customers, across

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Ontario on Saturday after a powerful storm killed at least two people in its swift but intense path across the southern part of the province.Tens of thousands of residents also found themselves without power, according to utility Hydro One, whose outage map showed roughly 1,936 outages leaving more than 343,000 people in the dark as of Saturday evening. Ontario storm: Brampton woman in her 70s dead after hit by a tree Ontario Premier Doug Ford extended his condolences to the loved ones of those killed when the storm, with winds Environment Canada logged at up to 132 km/h at times, downed trees and power lines in a swath of the province stretching from Sarnia to Ottawa.“I am very sad to learn about the tragic deaths of two people in Ontario as a result of the severe weather today,” Ford said in an evening tweet.
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