At least three people have been killed as tornadoes sweep across Missouri in the US Midwest, local officials say, ONA reports citing BBC.
The fatalities were confirmed in Golden City, 170 miles (270km) southwest of state capital Jefferson City.
A tornado struck the state capital itself, bringing heavy rain, hail, wind and lightning.
Extensive damage has been reported around the state, and thousands are believed to be without electricity. Storms also hit Oklahoma and Texas.
Emergency sirens were activated in Jefferson City, and the storm was spotted 20 minutes later.