Tornado could kill up to 100 people in Kentucky, local authorities say
15:04, 11 December 2021
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At least 80 people have been confirmed dead following the tornado that struck the US state of Kentucky last night, the Governor of the state Andy Besheer reported.
Ky. Gov. Andy Beshear has declared a state of emergency based on major tornado damage in multiple Western Kentucky counties Several buildings collapsed in the southwestern Kentucky community of Mayfield, said Sarah Burgess, a trooper with the Kentucky State Police. @6NewsAUpic.twitter.com/P6ZkmWpXIj
Beshear also declared a state of emergency in his state and added that the damage would be "some of the worst we’ve seen in a long time".
In addition, three people reportedly died in two tornadoes in Tennessee. According to the WMC TV channel, one tornado hit the Obion district and claimed the life of one person. Another tornado in Lake County killed two and there is information about the unconfirmed victims.
A photo just posted from Bowling Green, Kentucky. An entire block of housing wiped out. This may be one of the largest tornado outbreaks in US history. pic.twitter.com/xSNwvYwKel