A severe tornado struck Arkansas, killing at least three and injuring 600

At least three people have been killed as a severe tornado swept through the US state of Arkansas. The local rescue service estimates at least 600 injured. The mayor of Little Rock has asked the governor for help from the National Guard.

Wayne Township Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders told a news conference that two people were killed in Wayne Township. Another fatality occurred in the capital, Little Rock.

“About 30 people have been taken to hospitals in the city,” Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott said.

In the northern part of the country, in the town of Belvedere, west of Chicago, Illinois, part of the roof of a concert hall collapsed after a storm during a metal band’s performance. Local media reported that a large number of ambulances were at the scene.

About 110,000 people are without power in Illinois, 74,000 in Arkansas and 27,000 in Iowa, according to the specialist site PowerOutage.us.

The hurricane is part of a severe weather system that extends from the southern United States to the Great Lakes region in the north. The National Weather Service announced an increased tornado risk in the area.

A week ago, a tornado in Mississippi and Alabama killed at least 26 people.

On Friday, US President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, visited the town of Rolling Fork in Mississippi, which was hit hard by the hurricane.

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