Series of Tornadoes in Texas Claim Lives of Five People, Injure Over 50
TEHRAN(Tasnim) - A total of three tornadoes have hit the east part of the US state of Texas, claiming lives of five people, while over 50 were injured, media reported, citing local authorities.
At least 52 people were hospitalized with injuries on Saturday, one of them in critical condition, the NBC DFW broadcaster reported, citing local fire department and medical center.
The tornadoes have caused a lot of damage to the buildings and infrastructure in several towns of the East Texas, destroying several houses, according to the broadcaster, Sputnik reported.
The natural cataclysm has occurred in Texas following reports of floods, caused by the heavy rains and storms in the US states of Missouri and Oklahoma, where the state of emergency was declared. According to media reports, at least one person was killed in Missouri on Saturday, while over 100 people were evacuated.