Tornado sudden increase death toll in Kentucky rises to 74

Tornado sudden increase death toll in Kentucky rises to 74




The confirmed death toll from Friday’s devastating tornado sudden increase continued to rise Monday afternoon. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced at the minimum 74 people were killed in his state, which he said suffered “the worst tornado event” in its history.

The governor said Monday morning that it may take weeks before the final death toll would be known. Dozens of people keep unaccounted for. The harsh weather and tornadoes affected seven other states, killing at the minimum 13 additional people.

In Kentucky, at the minimum eight people were killed in a candle factory in Mayfield, where more than 100 workers were inside when a tornado hit.

“Everybody was falling to the bottom of the building,” Barbara Tate, an employee at the Mayfield Consumer Products factory, told CBS News. “All you heard was screaming and hollering and people howling for ‘help me, help me.’ And you crying and want to help them, but you can’t help them because you’re trying to help yourself because you don’t know you’re going to live or die.”

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