Quebec woman, 21, killed as storm knocks down tree branch
A 21-year-old woman is dead after strong winds caused a tree branch to fall at a Boucherville, Que. swimming pool.
The accident happened just before 3:45 p.m. Friday at Paul XI pool in the community on Montreal's south shore.
Two other people were hurt — a 6-year-old boy suffered severe injuries and a 40-year-old woman suffered minor ones.
Const. Jean-Pierre Voutsinos of the Longueuil police said the young woman, who was a municipal employee, was declared dead at the hospital.
An intense thunderstorm was preceded by high winds that led to downed trees all over the greater Montreal region.
"At a quarter to 4 p.m., the winds were already quite strong," Voutsinos said.
The Longueuil police and the CSST, Quebec's workers' health and security agency, are investigating the death.
- Europe storm linked to 8 deaths as flooding threat remains
- Crews restore power to thousands across Quebec
- Winds knock out hydro to 16,389 across Quebec
- Winds knock out hydro to 20,555 across Quebec
- Europe storm linked to 7 deaths as flooding threat remains
- Rain and wind hit Maritimes, knock out power to thousands
- Clean up continues after storm rattles through N.B.
- Storms knock out power across Ontario, Quebec
- Storm to hit Maritimes, bringing rain and icy roads
- Winds knock out hydro to 23,664 across Quebec
The matchups for the 2014 World Cup are all set.
Date 1 hr ago, Duration 2:27, Views 0
Video by: CBC - Top Stories
Date 4 hrs ago 2:22
Tooltip Information:Where did Investors Group Field's 'bubble' go?Video by:Description: Winnipeg's new stadium was initially going to get a cover over its field, but that plan was cancelled — yet taxpayers still own part of the "bubble."Rating: 4Views: 567
Date 5 hrs ago 1:50
Tooltip Information:Twins born 8 days apart at Halifax hospitalVideo by:Description: Twin boys were born eight days apart in a rare arrival at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.Rating: 4Views: 314