The number of people who lost their lives due to tornadoes in the mid-western and southern states of the United States has risen to 27.

APA informs that the US National Meteorological Service has released information about this.

It was reported that from last night to yesterday morning, more than 57 tornado cases were recorded in a wide area covering mainly Arkansas, Mississippi, Iowa, Tennessee, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Due to tornadoes, 9 people lost their lives in Tennessee, 5 in Arkansas, 3 in Indiana, 4 in Illinois, 3 including 2 children in Memphis, 1 person each in Mississippi and Alabama.

As of this morning, more than 150,000 homes and businesses are still without power in areas affected by the storm, according to PowerOutage.US, a website that tracks power outages across the country.

Authorities continue to work on damage assessments for the loss of life and property caused by the tornado and severe storms.

It should be recalled that 26 people lost their lives in the tornadoes that occurred on March 25 in the states of Mississippi and Alabama.