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Six Amazon workers killed after tornado destroyed warehouse in Illinois

A historic storm wreaked havoc throughout the US on Friday, with tornadoes hitting five states.

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Six Amazon workers were killed after the Illinois tornado destroyed the warehouse!

  • At least 30 tornadoes were reported across six states: Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
  • More than 80 people are feared dead, including at least 70 in Kentucky, according to state and local officials.

Following the devastating tornadoes, the six dead persons were identified as the Amazon workers at the warehouse.

Satellite images captured the extent of destruction after a historic tornado hit an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois.

As being reported, a series of twisters roared through the warehouse near St. Louis, ripping off its roof and causing 11-inch thick concrete walls longer than football fields to collapse.

As being reported, the National Weather Service teams were assessing damage Saturday in St. Charles and St. Louis counties in Missouri and Madison, Bond, and Fayette counties in Illinois.

Unseasonably warm weather met with a cold front, creating dangerous weather conditions.

More than 30 tornadoes have been reported, with a stretch of more than 250 miles, in at least six US states, including Missouri, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

At least 94 dead across six states, with the death toll feared to rise, the signs of destruction can be seen stretching in the path of tornadoes. 

As being reported, Tornadoes or strong winds collapsed an occupied candle factory in Kentucky, an Amazon warehouse in western Illinois, and a nursing home in Arkansas, killing people in each community and leaving responders scrambling to rescue others.

Debris and structural damage can be seen at the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, early Saturday.

 

Emergency response workers dig through the rubble of the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory in Mayfield, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. Tornadoes and severe weather caused catastrophic damage across multiple states late Friday, killing several people overnight. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

 

Many took to social media sharing videos and photos showing the destruction caused by the tornadoes in various areas.

https://twitter.com/ACinPhilly/status/1469673882680451080

https://twitter.com/BrianEntin/status/1469687826698719240

 

https://twitter.com/tymetwx/status/1470268807461675011

 

https://twitter.com/NOAASatellitePA/status/1469671110518136837

https://twitter.com/CharlesPeekWX/status/1469621200557064196

https://twitter.com/bclemms/status/1469662822795816968

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.