Jaw-Dropping Clip Shows Powerful Tornado Rip Through US

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A powerful tornado toppled roofs, shredded the walls of several homes and uprooted trees and killed at least six people in US’ city Selma in Alabama.

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A ‘dangerous’ tornado ripped through US’ city Selma in Alabama that killed six people. (Photo: Video Grab/Twitter – @WeatherNation)

New Delhi: A powerful tornado toppled roofs, shredded the walls of several homes and uprooted trees and killed at least six people in US’ city Selma in Alabama. Videos from the site showed the giant, swirling storm system billowing across the city, leaving a trail of destruction. Selma, a city of about 18,000 residents, is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of the Alabama capital city of Montgomery.

In Selma, a city etched in the history of the civil rights movement, brick buildings collapsed, cars were on their side and traffic poles were strewn about in the downtown area. Plumes of thick, black smoke rose over the city from a fire burning. It was not immediately known whether the storm caused the blaze.

Watch: ‘Dangerous’ Tornado Hits Alabama’s Selma

Six people died due to the tornado in central Alabama, authorities said. Ernie Baggett, the emergency management director in Autauga County, Alabama, told The Associated Press he could confirm six fatalities were scattered across multiple homes in the Old Kingston community. Baggett said mobile homes and conventional homes were both damaged. “It seems to have been a couple of different houses where people were at home,” Baggett said.

At least 12 people were injured severely enough to be taken to hospitals by emergency responders, he said. Baggett said he didn’t know the extent of their injuries. Officials estimate that 40 to 50 homes were damaged or destroyed by storms that cut a strip across the county, Baggett said.




Published Date: January 13, 2023 7:37 AM IST



Updated Date: January 13, 2023 8:37 AM IST





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