12 Killed In Deadly Tornadoes, US


Eleven of the victims were in several suburbs of Little Rock in Arkansas, a state official said.

One other person was killed in the town of Quapaw in the north-east of Oklahoma where officials said many buildings were badly damaged.

Tornadoes also struck in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri.

Quapaw which has a population of about 900 was badly damaged by the tornado and about 6 people were injured.

The tornado then headed northwards into the state of Kansas where it struck Baxter Springs, injuring several people and causing extensive damage.

The Arkansas tornado touched down about 16km west of the city of Little Rock and left a 65km path of destruction.

It is said to have passed through several northern suburbs including the town of Mayflower where it destroyed several buildings.

Over the weekend, storms struck the eastern part of the US, killing a child in North Carolina.

By Angel Mboya

Source: BBC News

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