Report: Two killed as tornadoes rip through UA towns

People search through debris of a home that was destroyed by a tornado in Rochelle, Illinois April 10, 2015. — Reuters pic
People search through debris of a home that was destroyed by a tornado in Rochelle, Illinois April 10, 2015. — Reuters pic

WASHINGTON, April 11 — Tornadoes that sliced through US Midwest killed two people, injured 11 others and damaged numerous buildings.

A massive tornado in the state of Illinois did the most damage, killing two people Thursday, The Weather Channel reported.

The supercell tornado that struck the town of Fairdale brought gale force winds that ripped houses from their foundations, overturned cars and obliterated a large part of the town.

Bad weather across the Midwest prompted a slew of tornado warnings that the National Weather Service called a “severe threat.”

Iowa and Ohio also had tornado sightings, and numerous other states were hammered by heavy winds. — AFP

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