At least 25 people have lost their lives due to two tornadoes that ripped through central Tennessee.
The state Governor William Lee informed on Tuesday that tornadoes had led to massive damage to homes and other buildings in Nashville, Tennessee’s biggest city.
US media reported that the tornadoes hit after midnight. People hardly found time to take shelter.
According to the international news agency, President Donald Trump has planned to visit the area on Friday.
Governor William Lee said in a press conference that numerous people remain unaccounted for.
A resident reported to the international news agency that the scene is “like a war zone”.
Two other people-David Haskell and his wife, ran towards a storm shelter when emergency alarms went off on their phones.
David Haskell said, “Ten seconds later the house just exploded,”
Over 129 deaths have been reported from Putnam County near Nashville. Most of the damage had occurred there.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper said that the city was “devastated”. He insisted people to “lend a helping hand” to neighbors.
Mayor Cooper added that 150 injured people are being given medical treatment.
The state’s Emergency Community Relations Officer Maggie Hannan said informed to the international news agency, “It is an ongoing search and rescue right now,”
According to Nashville, around 44,000 people do not have access to power.
Police in the Mt Juliet suburb, east of Nashville, said: “There are gas lines that are leaking, power lines that are on the ground, and multiple emergency responders are responding to those who are injured.”