At least 28 dead as tornadoes sweep across US states
Baku, March 3 (AZERTAC). A series of powerful storms and tornadoes have killed at least 28 people in the US states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, officials say.
Local police confirmed that at least 13 people died as tornadoes swept across three counties in Indiana.
Twelve more died in Kentucky, with two fatalities in Ohio. Earlier, tornadoes hit Alabama, killing one person.
"We are no match for Mother Nature at her worst," said Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.
There are fears the death toll may rise as the scale of the devastation and the breadth of the storms made immediate assessments of the destruction difficult.
The storms - stretched across a vast part of the US Midwest - came days after another system killed 13 people.
The first deaths on Friday were reported in Indiana, where the small town of Henryville was badly damaged.
Reports of extreme damage included a roof torn off a high school.
An official from Clark County sheriff`s department described the nearby town of Marysville, Indiana - located close to Henryville - as "completely gone".
In Salem, Indiana, a toddler was found injured in a field after tornadoes passed through, reports said before being taken to a children`s hospital, where she was later identified.
A family of four were found dead in Washington County, Indiana, Sheriff Claude Combs told the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Meanwhile, in Henryville, authorities found a man dead inside his vehicle. It was the first confirmed death in Clark County.
As Friday`s storms grew in intensity, the National Weather Service issued severe tornado warnings for a host of states.