a tornado collapsed an Amazon warehouse and trapped several employees

The United States registered two accidents caused by tornadoes this Friday: in the state of Illinois, the roof collapsed from an Amazon warehouse and several employees were trapped, while in Arkansas, there were two dead and five wounded in a nursing home that collapsed.

After the disaster was reported, around 9 p.m., personnel from the Saint Clair County Emergency Service and the Edwardsville Fire Department immediately went to the facility of the American company founded by Jeff Bezos.

The exact number of workers left inside the warehouse is still unknown, as well as it is not known if there were serious injuries. For its part, Amazon did not issue any statement in this regard.

The National Weather Service had warned this Friday night about tornado risk storms, which were moving from eastern Missouri toward Illinois.

More than 62,000 users were without power in Missouri and Arkansas because of the winds and rains, which would extend throughout the weekend, with even heavy snowfall in the west.

Two dead in a nursing home

Amid thunderstorm alerts, a tornado collapsed a nursing home this Friday in the southern US state of Arkansas, and left at least five dead and five wounded.

This was confirmed by the Craighead County Judge, Marvin Day, who specified that the accident happened at the Monette Manor asylum, in the small town of Monette, which has just over 1,600 inhabitants.

The Fire and Police team immediately went to provide assistance to the residence, which has a capacity for about 90 guests. The survivors were taken to a nearby church to meet their families.

In principle, the authorities had reported that there were 20 people trapped in the building. However, hours later they confirmed that the rubble was cleared and no new victims were discovered.

“Emergency Management reports indicated that a tornado has occurred in Mississippi County. First responders are on the scene,” Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson wrote on his official Twitter account.

Meanwhile, the city of Monette implemented a state of emergency after the weather hit the area.

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