Three dead after tornadoes sweep across Ohio and Indiana

Three dead after tornadoes sweep across Ohio and Indiana
# 16 March 2024 05:23 (UTC +04:00)

At least three people were killed and dozens injured after severe weather and tornadoes swept across parts of Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio overnight, APA reports citing BBC.

All three confirmed deaths took place in Ohio's Logan County, which was struck by a tornado on Thursday night.

Dozens of people were also injured in Indiana. Tens of thousands are still without power.

The toll is expected to rise as authorities begin to investigate the scope of the damage.

According to authorities in Logan County - about 70 miles (112km) from state capital Columbus - two of the deaths took place in a trailer park near Indian Lake. The third person is believed to have died at another location.

The county's coroner, Dr John O'Connor, told the New York Times that all three died from "blunt force trauma".

Some areas were still unreachable by first responders and police on Friday morning as a result of debris and downed power lines.

Logan County Sheriff Randy Dodds told the Columbus Dispatch newspaper that the number of dead could rise.