At least one killed as thunderstorms sock Ontario and Quebec

July 20, 2013 at 4:26 PM

MONTREAL, July 20 (UPI) -- At least one person was killed and as many as 500,000 people lost power after a powerful line of thunderstorms moved across Ontario and Quebec, officials said.

The storms produced strong winds, hail and several tornadoes, forecasters said.

A 21-year-old Montreal woman was killed when she was struck by a falling tree branch. A boy, 6, and another woman were injured.

Rainwater systems were overloaded when more than an inch of rain fell in just 15 minutes, leaving roads flooded throughout Montreal, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said.

At the peak of the power outage, 400,000 people in Quebec and 108,000 people in Ontario were without electricity Friday night.

Hydro-Quebec said 250,000 people remained without power at midday Saturday.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy drops bid for speaker
WikiLeaks offering $50K for video of Afghan hospital bombing
Murdoch sorry for implying Obama's not a 'real black president'
Reid sues exercise companies over eye injury
Lumber Liquidators to pay $10M in DOJ settlement