In the United States, the death toll from powerful tornadoes that devastated towns in Kentucky is likely to cross 100. The governor, Andy Beshear, of Kentucky said hope of finding survivors is least.
He said this was the most devastating tornado event in the state’s history, with at least 80 confirmed deaths. Fourteen deaths have been reported in four other states. President Joe Biden has declared a major federal disaster in Kentucky and ordered federal aid to be made available to the hardest-hit areas. Rescue workers scoured debris for survivors while teams distributed water and generators to residents. More than 300 members of the National Guard were going door to door and removing debris.
Mr Beshear said a tornado had wrecked places all along its 365 kilometres path. Thousands of people had their homes destroyed though the exact number was still not clear.