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The tornado caused apocalyptic scenes in the US

The tornado caused apocalyptic scenes in the US 0

The tornado caused apocalyptic scenes in the US

Photos taken from drones show severely damaged houses after a tornado swept through the town of Mayfield, Kentucky on the night of December 10.

More than 80 people died after more than 30 tornadoes appeared on the night of December 10, sweeping 6 states in the central United States, including Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi.

Photos taken from drones show severely damaged houses after a tornado swept through the town of Mayfield, Kentucky on the night of December 10.

More than 80 people died after more than 30 tornadoes appeared on the night of December 10, sweeping 6 states in the central United States, including Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi.

The tornado caused apocalyptic scenes in the US

People hugged each other in encouragement amidst the desolate scene in Mayfield town center.

`It is a tragedy. And we still do not know how many people died, nor the extent of the damage,` US President Joe Biden said on television on December 11.

People hugged each other in encouragement amidst the desolate scene in Mayfield town center.

`It is a tragedy. And we still do not know how many people died, nor the extent of the damage,` US President Joe Biden said on television on December 11.

The tornado caused apocalyptic scenes in the US

Martin Bolton (left) and Danny Wagner clean up debris at their auto repair shop.

David Norsworthy, a 69-year-old construction worker from Mayfield, said the tornado blew off the roof and front porch of his home while his family was sheltering in place.

Martin Bolton (left) and Danny Wagner clean up debris at their auto repair shop.

David Norsworthy, a 69-year-old construction worker from Mayfield, said the tornado blew off the roof and front porch of his home while his family was sheltering in place.

The tornado caused apocalyptic scenes in the US

The van overturned in the middle of a field in Mayfield.

The van overturned in the middle of a field in Mayfield.

The tornado caused apocalyptic scenes in the US

Emergency response personnel rescue victims at the Mayfield candle factory.

More than 70 people are believed to have died in Kentucky alone, many of them candle factory workers.

Emergency response personnel rescue victims at the Mayfield candle factory.

More than 70 people are believed to have died in Kentucky alone, many of them candle factory workers.

The tornado caused apocalyptic scenes in the US

A structure was completely destroyed in Mayfield, surrounded by cars damaged by debris.

A structure was completely destroyed in Mayfield, surrounded by cars damaged by debris.

The tornado caused apocalyptic scenes in the US

Large trees were uprooted and crashed onto roofs in Mayfield in a tornado that Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear called `the worst, most destructive and deadliest in the state’s history.`

`This level of devastation is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my life and it’s hard for me to put into words,` Beshear said, fearing that more than 100 people may have died.

Large trees were uprooted and crashed onto roofs in Mayfield in a tornado that Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear called `the worst, most destructive and deadliest in the state’s history.`

`This level of devastation is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my life and it’s hard for me to put into words,` Beshear said, fearing that more than 100 people may have died.

The tornado caused apocalyptic scenes in the US

People stand amid the rubble, behind is a truck that was thrown into the middle of the road by the tornado.

Mayfield officials described the town as having been bombed, with neighborhoods flattened, homes and historic structures destroyed, trees stripped of branches and leaves and vehicles overturned.

People stand amid the rubble, behind is a truck that was thrown into the middle of the road by the tornado.

Mayfield officials described the town as having been bombed, with neighborhoods flattened, homes and historic structures destroyed, trees stripped of branches and leaves and vehicles overturned.

The tornado caused apocalyptic scenes in the US

Serious damage at Monette Manor nursing home in Monette, Arkansas, on December 11.

Serious damage at Monette Manor nursing home in Monette, Arkansas, on December 11.

The tornado caused apocalyptic scenes in the US

Devastation caused by a tornado on the road in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Devastation caused by a tornado on the road in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The tornado caused apocalyptic scenes in the US

A train derailed when a tornado swept through the city of Earlington, Kentucky on December 11.

A train derailed when a tornado swept through the city of Earlington, Kentucky on December 11.

The tornado caused apocalyptic scenes in the US

People walk past the destroyed candle factory.

Search and rescue teams are assisting people in shock after the tragedy, helping them collect what’s left of destroyed homes and businesses, as well as searching for survivors.

People walk past the destroyed candle factory.

Search and rescue teams are assisting people in shock after the tragedy, helping them collect what’s left of destroyed homes and businesses, as well as searching for survivors.

Photo: AFP, AP, Reuters, USA Today

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