After a strong thunderstorm slammed parts of southern Ontario on Saturday afternoon, a woman in Brampton, Ont., died.
The woman was strolling near Dixie Road, near Belmont Drive and Birchbank Road, when she was injured by a falling tree, according to Peel Regional Police.
She was taken to a nearby hospital but died as a result of her injuries.
Most of southern Ontario was hit by a severe thunderstorm, with gusting winds knocking down wires and trees.
Environment Canada issued a weather warning early afternoon on Saturday, saying that “conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms.”
They warned that winds could blast through at a speed of up to 100 kilometres an hour and that hail the size of a nickle could fall on the city.
At around 12:45 p.m. a mobile alert was sent to phones warning residents to “take cover immediately if threatening weather approaches.”
Environment Canada listed the severe thunderstorm warning around 2 p.m.