Four killed in US as tornadoes batter Ohio stateJune 7th, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Chicago, June 6 (IANS) Four people were killed and 17 injured as tornados and storms battered the US state of Ohio, Xinhua reported Sunday.
Storms destroyed about 50 buildings, including a police and emergency medical services building in Lake Township Saturday night. The fire department said a tornado has left over 10 km of destruction.
A severe storm system moved through north-central Illinois Saturday night, bringing heavy rains to the Chicago area and spawning tornados that damaged a swath of the state.
The brunt of the storm system passed through south of the I-80 corridor, with reports of tornadoes touching down near Peoria, Streator, Dwight and Kankakee before the system moved into Indiana.
The National Weather Service confirmed Sunday that tornadoes touched down in Lostant, Streator, Dwight and Buckingham in central Illinois.
Authorities were assessing the damage Sunday morning. A survey team is also looking into whether another tornado hit close to Elmwood, near Peoria.
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