Tornado Survivor Trapped Under Rubble of Kentucky Candle Factory Says She Was in ‘So Much Pain’ and Lost Feeling in Her Legs

Kyanna Parsons-Perez, left, was trapped under debris after a tornado swept through Mayfield, Kentucky, right, late on Friday night.Kyanna Parsons-Perez, Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

A woman who worked at the candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, destroyed by a tornado, told Insider that she was in “so much pain” while trapped under rubble on Friday night.

The tornado, one of several that tore through parts of the Midwest, caused the roof of the Mayfield Consumer Products factory to cave in and resulted in “mass casualties,” said Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday.

Kyanna Parsons-Perez, who had been working at the factory for just over a month, described to Insider how “everything just collapsed on her” while she was on shift.

“I was suddenly stuck under a lot of debris,” she said during a phone call with Insider. She said an emergency responder estimated that she was buried under at least five feet of debris.

“What really hurt was that my body was in a very awkward position,” Parsons-Perez continued. “There was a water fountain on top of my legs. It had them pinned down.”

Shortly after, she said that her legs began to “tingle.”

“Then I couldn’t feel them,” Parsons-Perez continued. “It was just so uncomfortable and I was in so much pain.”

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SOURCE: Insider, Joshua Zitser