Lots of people trapped, two dead as tornado hits retirement home in Arkansas -media
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (Reuters) – Around 20 people were trapped in a nursing home in northeast Arkansas on Friday after being struck by a tornado that left two people dead and five injured, media reported, citing a county official.
The tornado that struck the retirement home in the town of Monette was part of a series of tornadoes in the area, including one in the nearby town of Truman, according to KAIT, a subsidiary of NBC broadcaster in Jonesboro.
He quoted the official, Judge Marvin Day of Craighead County, as saying that two people were killed, five injured and at least 20 trapped in the Monette Manor nursing home near the Tennessee border.
A nursing home in Truman was also reportedly damaged, with fire and rescue teams heading to the area, he added.
The U.S. National Weather Service issued tornado warnings Friday night for areas in several states, including Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois.
Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com
Report by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Clarence Fernandez
Our standards: Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.