The Canadian Press
COURTLAND, Ont.–Provincial police say five people–three adults and two children–and a family dog suffered minor injuries yesterday when they were hit by lightning in southwestern Ontario.
Police said they were hit in Courtland, Ont., a community about 35 km south of Woodstock, Ont., around 3:45 p.m.
The OPP noted they were standing under two large maple trees when they were struck.
Police said all five people were taken to hospital, where it was determined they had suffered minor injuries.
Environment Canada said severe thunderstorm warnings and watches were in effect in the area at the time.
The agency noted up to 10 people are killed, and another 150-160 are injured, as a result of lightning strikes every year in Canada.