At least six people have been killed as tornadoes tore through the South and Midwest of the United States.
People had to be dug from the rubble when the roof of a theater collapsed at a heavy metal show in Belvidere, Illinois, killing one of the victims and injuring dozens.
exist Arkansas, governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the state’s National Guard and declared a state of emergency as the tornado damaged homes and vehicles in the Little Rock area.
Two people died in Wayne in Cross County and another in Pulaski County, the governor said.
Ms Huckabee Sanders tweeted Friday night: “Prayers for all who were and are still in the path of this storm.”
“As the storm continues to hit, Arkansans must continue to be weather aware.”
Dozens more are believed to have been injured in the state, but the exact number is not yet known.
In Wynne, about 100 miles east of Little Rock, Police Chief Richard Dennis told local television that “the whole town was completely destroyed” and dozens of people were trapped.
Tornadoes are caused by violent thunderstorms that hit the southern and midwestern United States — home to some 85 million people.
Two more people died in Sullivan County, Indiana.
Tornadoes were also reported in Iowa, while some people in Oklahoma City had to evacuate their homes after high winds ignited grass fires.
Meteorologists are predicting another batch of powerful storms over the same large area on Tuesday.
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