Tornadoes sweep across US
A series of powerful storms and tornadoes have killed at least 28 people in the US states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, officials say.
Local police confirmed that at least 13 people died as tornadoes swept across three counties in Indiana.
Twelve more died in Kentucky, with two fatalities in Ohio. Earlier, tornadoes hit Alabama, killing one person.
“We are no match for Mother Nature at her worst,” said Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.
There are fears the death toll may rise as the scale of the devastation and the breadth of the storms made immediate assessments of the destruction difficult.
The storms – stretched across a vast part of the US Midwest – came days after another system killed 13 people.
The first deaths on Friday were reported in Indiana, where the small town of Henryville was badly damaged.
Reports of extreme damage included a roof torn off a high school.
An official from Clark County sheriff’s department described the nearby town of Marysville, Indiana – located close to Henryville – as “completely gone”. (BBC)