7 dead in tornado hit in Iowa

  Xinhua News Agency, Washington, March 6 (Reporter Sun Ding) According to US media reports on the 6th, a tornado hit Iowa in the Midwestern state of the United States on the 5th, killing seven people.

  Local media reported that 6 people were killed in the tornado and at least 6 were injured, 4 of whom were seriously injured, and more than 50 homes were destroyed or damaged, local media reported, citing the emergency management department of Madison County, Iowa.

  One person died in suburban Lucas County, Iowa, according to local media reports.

  The National Weather Service reported on social media that the tornado formed on the afternoon of the 5th, and the wind speed was initially estimated to be between 218 and 266 kilometers per hour, which was very destructive.

Iowa Governor Kimberly Reynolds said on social media after visiting the disaster area on the 6th that the damage caused by the tornado is very distressing.