Tornadoes hit Arkansas and Illinois in the United States, killing at least four and injuring dozens.

Map of the disaster area in Little Rock, Arkansas.

(Associated Press)

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] Little Rock, the state capital of Arkansas, USA, and Belvidere, Illinois, were hit by a tornado on March 31 local time. At least 4 people died and dozens of people Injured, casualty figures are likely to increase.

According to the "Associated Press", one person was killed and 21 were injured in the Little Rock area, 5 of whom were in critical condition. Two people were also killed in Wayne Township in the northeast of the state, and some people were trapped in collapsed houses. Among them, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders has mobilized 100 National Guard troops for disaster relief.

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The heavy metal concert held at the Apollo Music Hall in Belvidere, Illinois, attracted 260 people on the evening of the 30th. Unexpectedly, the tornado caused the roof to collapse, killing 1 person and injuring 28 people. Local police chief Woody (Shane Woody) revealed that the scene was chaotic.

Tornadoes also hit Tennessee and Iowa at the same time. Not only were buildings severely damaged, but trees and power lines were blown down, and road traffic was also affected.

On the other hand, strong wind gusts in Oklahoma fueled the spread of wildfires, resulting in the evacuation of people in the suburbs of Oklahoma City and the closure of parts of Interstate 35.

Meteorologists said the March 31 tornado was similar to what happened in Mississippi on March 24, when a devastating tornado killed 26 people and damaged more than 2,000 homes in Mississippi.