The Chicago Tribune, 1 March 2012
Publié le :
1 mars 2012
Tim and Ghianni
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Powerful storms that spawned tornadoes
ripped through the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, including six in Illinois who were crushed when a house was lifted up and fell on them, authorities said.
The violent weather that hit six Midwest states starting in Kansas and Missouri overnight swept into middle Tennessee and slammed the Cumberland Plateau region, about an hour east of Nashville, killing two women in Cumberland County
and one person in DeKalb
County, according to emergency agency officials.
Three people in Missouri were also killed by a storm that struck during the night. A tornado
temporarily closed the famous entertainment strip in Branson, Missouri, where country music shows and other performers draw thousands of people a day.