Killer tornadoes rip through swath of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois: Two reported dead and dozens injured as roof collapses at Amazon distribution center

Tornadoes ripped across swathes of the South and Midwest on Friday, slamming into an Amazon warehouse in Illinois and partially shredding the roof, trapping people inside.

Southern Illinois Fire Incidents confirmed a ‘mass casualty incident’ and said more than 20 units of emergency responders were attending the scene.

‘About a third of the warehouse is torn down and damaged from either straight by line winds or tornado,’ tweeted Jenna Rae, with Illinois’s KMOV station.

One woman said she was speaking to a family member inside the warehouse as the storm hit.

‘He was on the phone with me while it was happening,’ Aisha White told KMOV.

‘The tornado was hitting the back of the building, the trucks were coming in, I told him to jump out the truck and duck.

‘We watched the building go up, stuff hitting the cars, I told him I was on my way.’

And across the region, tornadoes on Friday night were barreling through parts of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky – with one becoming what a storm chaser said was the first quad-state tornado in U.S. history.

Two people were killed in a nursing home in Monette, Arkansas, according to KARK, and residents of the small town in the north east of the state were ordered to shelter in place.

Crews at the scene reported the nursing home had partially collapsed, with five others injured and as many as 20 people trapped.

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Source: Daily Mail