Landslides have hit various parts of the US state of Kentucky. The tornado struck Friday night, local time. At least 50 people were killed. The news agency AFP quoted Kentucky Governor Andy Bessier as saying.
Yesterday’s tornado was described as “the worst in Kentucky’s history,” said Governor Zhiyar. He said more than 50 people were feared dead. The number can be from 80 to 100. It was devastating.
The governor said the roof of a candle factory in the town of Mayfield had collapsed as a result of the tornado. This led to more casualties. He declared a state of emergency before midnight, fearing the situation could worsen.
Not just Kentucky, but several other states in the United Kingdom have been hit by the storm. The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. Casualties have also occurred in these places.
A warehouse belonging to e-commerce company Amazon was destroyed in a powerful storm in Collinsville, Illinois yesterday before a tornado hit Kentucky. About 100 workers were trapped there. It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured.
Meanwhile, a storm has killed one person in Arkansas. At least two deaths have been reported in Tennessee.