‘Destructive’ tornado rips through Arkansas capital, hurting at least 600

City of Little Rock worst hit, with about 70,000 homes without power as storms move through midwest and southern US

A massive tornado plowed through Little Rock, Arkansas, and surrounding areas on Friday afternoon, reducing rooftops to splinters, toppling vehicles and tossing debris on roadways as people took shelter.

The local emergency medical service estimated that at least 600 people were hurt, one local television station, WCAV, reported. Police officers helped take people to the hospital because there weren’t enough ambulances to respond to the wounded.

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