(Al Jazeera) – Kentucky governor says up to 100 people could be dead in the state as casualties also reported from other states.
A series of tornadoes have ripped through Kentucky and several other US states overnight on Friday into Saturday, killing dozens of people and leaving a trail of destruction in their path.
Many people were trapped after a roof partially collapsed at an Amazon.com Inc warehouse in Illinois state on Friday, local authorities said.
“I fear that there are more than 50 dead … probably closer to somewhere between 70 and 100, it’s devastating,” Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said on Saturday.
Beshear, who declared a state of emergency, said the strongest tornado tore 200 miles (322km) through the state, calling it the “most severe” in “Kentucky’s history”.