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At Least 50 Dead in Kentucky Tornado

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At least 50 people have died following a series of storms in the state of Kentucky.

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At least 50 people have died.

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Following tornados in the state of Kentucky. There are also multiple fatalities at an Amazon distribution center in Illinois

24 tornadoes tore across the south and midwest of the US on Friday.

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It’s the worst tornado damage Kentucky has seen in a long time.

Kentucky Governor, Andy Beshear, said that the death toll would exceed 50.

But could actually get as high as 100, with Beshear saying:

“This has been one of the toughest nights in Kentucky history and some areas have been hit in ways that is hard to put into words.”

“It’s probably closer to somewhere between 70 and 100. It’s devastating.”

The governor added the town of Mayfield in far western Kentucky had been devastated and said the damage was ‘some of the worst we’ve seen in a long time.’ 

Dozens are believed to have been killed at a candle factory.

Where they were working when the storm hit.

Our thoughts go out to all those affected by this horrific tragedy.