A spiderman toy lies in ruins after a tornado attack in the town of Washington in Illinois, the United States, on Nov. 19, 2013. At least 16 people were killed during tornado attacks on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. (Xinhua/Zhang Baoping)
Tornado ravages U.S. Midwest
5 dead as tornadoes ravage U.S. Midwest
CHICAGO, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Violent tornadoes and severe storms swept across the U.S. Midwest on Sunday, killing at least five people and leaving dozens more injured.
Nearly 80 tornadoes battered the region as of 8 p.m. local time (0200 GMT, Monday), most of which took place in Illinois and Indiana, with a few in Kentucky, the U.S. National Weather Service said. Full story
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Tornado hits Chicago, causing at least one death
CHICAGO, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- A tornado touched down in Chicago, a city in the U.S. state of Illinois, at midday Sunday, bringing along heavy rains and strong winds, accompanied by thunderbolts and lightning, and turning the sky as pitch dark as night.
The Chicago Bears-Baltimore Ravens game scheduled to take place at noon at the Soldier Field in Chicago was forced to be postponed, and the fans were evacuated to take shelter inside the Soldier Field.Full story
Multiple tornadoes hit central U.S. states
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Several tornadoes hit central U.S. states of Iowa and Nebraska Friday evening, causing considerable property damage, local media reported.
One tornado occurred in the northeast Nebraska town of Wayne at about 6:30 p.m. EDT (1030 GMT). Several people were trapped in a building there, and a hazardous materials crew was en route to evaluate a gas leak at a supply company, local officials said.Full story
Oklahoma tornadoes kill at least five
HOUSTON, June 1 (Xinhua) -- The Oklahoma authorities confirmed on Friday that at least five people were killed when tornadoes slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs where are still recovering from a monster twister less than two weeks ago.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said earlier a mother and her baby were killed in their car while traveling on Interstate 40, just west of Oklahoma City.Full story