19 people have died after a massive tornado has ravaged Tennessee in the UNITED states since Tuesday morning local time.
the Tornado has caused massive devastation over several kilometers.
The writing lokalmediet Tennessean.
Government spokeswoman Maggie Hannan confirm that 19 people were killed, spread across four counties.
In all, 14 persons died in Putnam County, while two persons have died in both Wilson County and Davidson County. A single person is dead in Benton County.
- There is a high risk that there will be more to come (killed, red.), said governor Bill Lee during a press conference Tuesday morning, when the total death toll was still under ten.
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Here are a resident helped away by a redningsarbejder. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
In Nashville is at least 40 buildings collapsed in different places in the city, inform the city fire department.
Several windows have been blown to pieces, and several power lines have been torn in pieces as a consequence of the place's ravages.
the Tornado has also created massive devastation in other towns, where houses have been razed to the ground.
- We have people who are reported missing (...), so right now we are trying to establish a command post, it sounds from the Putnam County sheriff Eddie Farris.
He says that all his employees are called to work, and more are going from house to house to check that people are okay.
the Devastation in the pictures. 1 of 9 2 of 9 rescue workers work to free Shirley and Bill Wallace, who is caught in the rubble. 3 of 9 Shirlet Wallace was freed from the rubble and carried away by a redningsarbejder. 4 of 9 5 of 9 People were on the streets to observe the devastation. 6 of 9 A lastbiltrailer is located on the roof of a house in the city of Cookeville. 7 of 9 The East Music was ravaged by the tornado. 8 of 9 9 of 9