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UPDATE: Deadly storms produce widespread damage, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and multiple deaths in Canada

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Massive power outages and at least seven casualties were the results of powerful storms riding through Ontario and Quebec Saturday morning, with over 100,000 residents still left without power in the Canadian hubs. In Ontario, six deaths were caused by falling trees, part of the massive damage due to winds that gusted up to 82 mph, according to local reports.

Police reports from the area say the fatalities include a 44-year-old man, a woman in her 70s that was out walking, a 59-year-old man on a golf course, and one person killed in their camping trailer. Additionally, a woman in Quebec died after she was caught in a boat that was capsized in the midst of the storm.

The storm, according to Environment and Climate Change meteorologist Gerald Cheng, has the same markings of a derecho, a widespread wind storm associated with rapidly-moving thunderstorms.

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