38 dead as severe Arctic storm batters US, Canada

In Canada, the provinces of Ontario and Quebec were the worst affected by the power outages, reports the BBC.

Arctic storm batters US, Canada

At least 38 people have died due to a severe Arctic storm that has continued to batter parts of the US and Canada, with some areas recording temperatures as low as -45 degrees Celsius, authorities have confirmed.

Of the 38 victims, 34 were reported across the US, majority of them being in Buffalo, New York, the BBC reported.