1 dead, 3 injured after tornado hits resort towns in Manitoba
Published: Sunday, August 06, 2006
GULL LAKE, Man. (CP) - One woman was killed and several others injured Saturday when a tornado touched down at a campground north of Winnipeg.
RCMP say the 64-year-old woman and her husband got caught in the tornado while walking outside at the private campground.
The woman's husband was one of the three injured taken to a Winnipeg hospital with undetermined injuries.
Environment Canada says the tornado was spawned from a storm that began east of Lake Manitoba in mid-afternoon.
The storm crossed Lake Winnipeg and dropped a tornado as it reached Patricia Beach at 5:19 p.m. local time.
The tornado went through Gull Lake and was also sighted at the junction of Highways 12 and 59, and in the Lac du Bonnet area.
The storm dropped 50-millimetre sized hail in Lac du Bonnet.