18 August 2019

US weather: Tornadoes kill at least seven people - Video

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Tornadoes have killed at least three people in Missouri, bringing the death toll from twisters across the US Midwest in recent days to seven. reports citing BBC.

All three deaths overnight were in Golden City. Another tornado hit the state capital, Jefferson City.

Around 20 people have been rescued in Jefferson City, where buildings were damaged and cars tossed about.

Missouri saw two other weather-related deaths earlier this week, along with one in Oklahoma and another in Iowa.

Those who work in Jefferson City were urged on Thursday to stay at home due to dangerous road conditions in the aftermath of the storm, including toppled trees and power lines.

Earlier the US National Weather Service (NWS) issued a rare "high warning" for severe storms in the region.

It said at least 29 tornadoes had been reported in the last 24 hours and more than 170 since Friday.

The NWS described the tornado over Jefferson City as "large and destructive".

2019.05.23 / 21:34
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