7 Jun 2010

Tornado kills 7 in Ohio

5:00 pm on 7 June 2010

Tornados and thunderstorms have swept through the Midwest of the United States killing at least seven people and destroying dozens of homes.

All the deaths were in the state of Ohio, where a tornado tore through the settlement of Lake Township flattening buildings and tossing cars and buses through the air.

At least 50 houses were destroyed and many more damaged.

The high school in Lake Township was among the hardest-hit buildings, with buses thrown across the school car park.

The extreme weather also affected parts of Illinois and Michigan.