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Over 70 people perish in Kentucky after deadly tornadoes

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Over 70 people have lost their lives in Kentucky after deadly tornadoes strike which has displaced a lot of families across parts of the central and southern United States, collapsing buildings .

According to Ghanaontheglobe.com reports, the Governor of Kentucky has stated that  70 people could have died after “one of the toughest nights in Kentucky history.”

The Tornadoes  collapsed an occupied candle factory in Kentucky, an Amazon warehouse in western Illinois, and a nursing home in Arkan according to multiple reports.

Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi have recorded over 30 tornadoes which has started causing fear and panic.

Emergency workers dig through the rubble of the candle factory on Saturday.

The deadly tornadoes stroked at southwestern Kentucky city of Mayfield, where a tornado hit the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory Friday night while people were working. A total of 110 people were inside and dozens are feared dead there. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said on Saturday in a recent news conference that,

“They rescued 40, there’s at least 15 feet of metal with cars on top of it, barrels of corrosive chemicals that are there, it will be a miracle if anybody else is found alive in it.”

Governor Beshear also visited Dawson Springs, his father’s hometown, with a population of about 2,700 where he says, “they’re going to lose a whole lot of people.”

“One block from my grandparent’s house, there’s no house standing and we don’t know where all those people are,” Beshear said.

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Video from Mayfield showed what remained of the factory there: a massive debris field, largely of twisted metal, several feet high, with rescuers using hands and machines to dig through.

Destruction is seen in Mayfield, Kentucky, on Saturday.

American President Joe Biden has made his intention known to visit the scene and show his solidarity. He told reporters that,

“I want to emphasize what I told all the governors, the federal government will do everything, everything you can possibly do to help,” he said, adding that he’d deploy the National Guard to states that deemed it necessary.
Biden told reporters he plans to travel to the region to survey storm damage when circumstances allow but didn’t want to be in the way.

“When a president shows up, he shows up with an awful lot of personnel, an awful lot of vehicles, an awful lot of — we can get in the way, unintentionally. And so, I’m working with the governor of Kentucky and others who may want me to be there, I made sure that we’re a value-added at the time, and we’re not going to get in the way of the rescue and recovery, but I do plan on going…”

 

 

 

Source: Ghanaontheglobe.com

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