Tornadoes strike US Midwest and South (Photo)

Death toll rises as powerful storm rips through the US Midwest and South, Sky News reported. The rare and massive tornado hits town of Harrisburg, Illinois and was 200 yards wide with winds up to 170mph according to reports.

Series Of Tornadoes Touch Down Throughout Midwest

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The National Weather Service preliminary listed the monster tornado as the second-highest rating based on damage. At least 12 people were killed by total of 16 tornadoes in towns.

Harrisburg’s Mayor Eric Gregg called the tornado strike “heartbraking”. Homes were smashed to bits, cars were tossed into lakes and huge trees were torn from ground.

“We will build this city. We will make this city strong. This will not stop us. It will make us stronger”, says Gregg.

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