Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tornado kills three people in Alabama, US

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A tornado has hit small communities in Alabama and inflicted extensive damage including three deaths and two injuries, as a giant supercell spawns further twisters in the US south.

The three fatalities occurred in Ohatchee and Wellington after the tornado touched down in the area about 109km west of Birmingham, the state capital.

The National Weather Service warned that a severe weather cell would continue battering Alabama and small portions of neighbouring states with high-velocity winds, hail and tornadoes.

Authorities remain unsure of the extent of damage in Alabama as the severe weather is continuing, inhibiting search and rescue efforts.