17 Tornadoes hit central US killing 27 people

A series of tornadoes crossed several central states in the USA and killed 27 people. On Friday, the national weather service issued tornado watches in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Illinois. At the site of the tornadoes, people were trapped in rubble with injuries. Houses were destroyed and trees uprooted. Electric power supplies were interrupted.

Travellers in central USA should be aware that major thunderstorms are usually accompanied by high winds, heavy rain, hail and occasional tornadoes. Travellers should monitor weather warnings, especially when travelling by car.

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