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SEE: Ice chunk falls from sky and rips through Ontario home


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Thursday, January 10, 2019, 9:38 AM - A Mississauga woman woke to a chilling surprise Wednesday morning as a chunk of ice blew through the roof just metres away from where she was sleeping.

(SEE ALSO: Kingston student taken to hospital after bus slides on ice)

Carmela Caccavio found the two-kilogram chunk of ice in her bedroom closet along with a massive hole in the roof.

"I was shaking," she said. "At one point, I asked my son to check my blood pressure."

At first, Caccavio said she thought it was a raccoon.

"But then my son came and we started picking up ice, and we thought, 'Where did this come from?'"

That's when her son suggested it must have fallen from a plane.

(A chunk of ice left this hole in Carmela Caccavio's roof. (Submitted to CBC)

"I'm so glad I'm alive because it could've hit me on my head," Caccavio said. "I wouldn't wish this on anyone."

Nav Canada, the agency responsible for Canadian airspace, said it was not aware of any incident.

Transport Canada also says it was not aware, but urges the family to file a report.

(The chunk of ice that left a massive hole in the roof of a Mississauga house weighed in at around two kilograms. (Submitted to CBC)

"The department takes all reports of possible debris coming from aircraft very seriously and every reported incident is investigated by departmental officials," it said in an email statement.

But first, the Caccavios have one important thing to do.

"We want to buy a lottery ticket. We consider ourselves lucky," Carmela said.

This article was originally published on CBC.ca

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