Several Deaths and devastation after a tornado in Tennessee

In the U.S. state of Tennessee came as a result of a tornado at least eight people were killed. Numerous buildings were damaged. This was a "very tragic and

Several Deaths and devastation after a tornado in Tennessee

In the U.S. state of Tennessee came as a result of a tornado at least eight people were killed. Numerous buildings were damaged.

This was a "very tragic and difficult day" for Tennessee, said the Governor's Bill Lee on Tuesday morning (local time) in front of journalists.

Many houses and buildings in the city of Nashville and the adjoining areas were damaged, therefore, difficult, a lot of trees snapped and thousands of households without electricity. Also roads and bridges have been damaged, said the civil protection. For the southeastern state of Tennessee, the state of emergency was proclaimed.

TV footage showed, in places, a picture of desolation. The exact number of injured is still unclear, said the civil protection. The authority warned local residents to enter the damaged buildings first. The exact number of households in the state as a result of the nocturnal storm, no power, was still unclear. The utility Nashville Electric said on Twitter, in the city area of 47'000 people were without electricity.

picture of the destruction: A man stands amidst the debris in Nashville. Photo: Mark Humphrey, AP/Keystone

The local TV station WKRN reported that at least 150 people had been treated in hospitals. The transmitter, also of at least nine dead. Representatives of the authorities, stressed to reporters that the whole extent of the Situation was still unclear.

US President, Donald Trump declared on Twitter that the government stand ready to help the people in Tennessee "in this difficult time." He will pray for all affected by the "devastating tornado".

A police spokesman for the district Putnam said in an interview with WKRN, officials went to the worst-affected areas from house to house to help residents in Need. Several people are currently still missing, as the official explained. The storm had moved in the night on the affected areas. (sho/sda)

Created: 03.03.2020, 16:20 PM

Updated Date: 03 March 2020, 16:02

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