United States

Two dead and several injured in Arkansas tornado

08:55, 11 December 2021
Two dead and several injured in Arkansas tornado Photo: pixabay.com

Two residents of a nursing home were killed and five were injured in a tornado in the city of Monette in the US state of Arkansas, the local authorities reported.


About 20 more people were trapped in a nursing home that was devastated by a tornado while a disaster partially destroyed the building. Another nursing home in Truman was also repeatedly damaged, with fire and rescue teams heading for the area.

The state experienced widespread electricity outages, with more than 29.000 customers without power.

The U.S. National Weather Service issued tornado warnings on Friday night in several states, including Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois.