At least 23 people were killed as a result of a deadly tornado that struck tonight (between Friday and Saturday) in the state of Mississippi, in the southeastern United States.
According to the reports in the various media outlets in the US, the damage caused to the country's infrastructure is enormous, with entire houses destroyed and thousands of people cut off from electricity. At the same time, the
local rescue forces are continuing their search efforts for survivors, with the main fear in the US being that the number of dead will jump as the hours pass.
"I have never seen anything like this," said one of the residents of the town of Rolling Fork, in an interview with CNN.
"It was a very small town, and now it's gone," he added.
The tornado moved at a speed of 50 km/h, according to the US National Weather Service, and in the 160 kilometers it has traveled so far, it caused a lot of damage to infrastructure, vegetation, houses and residential buildings as well as power lines.