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Tornadoes rip through Kansas after one killed, scores hurt by Ohio twisters

Updated : 2019-05-29 13:03:59

Several tornadoes reportedly touched down on Tuesday evening in Kansas to damage homes, uproot trees and rip down power lines, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. About 20 tornadoes, including a large rain-wrapped twister near Kansas City, were reported to the NWS by storm chasers and spotters as news broadcast images of roofs torn off homes and roads scattered with debris and tree limbs. The extent of the damage was unclear and there were no reports of fatalities or injuries. The Kansas City International Airport said on Twitter that travelers found shelter in parking garage tunnels as the storms passed by the airfield. The airport later said it was closed as crews cleared debris. The latest wave of tornadoes came a day after a spate of twisters pulverized buildings in western Ohio, killing one person, injuring scores and triggering a recovery effort in neighborhoods strewn with wreckage. More than 300 tornadoes have ravaged the US Midwest in the last two weeks, during an unusual onslaught of extreme weather.

A damaged apartment is shown after a tornado touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A damaged apartment is shown after a tornado touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A family leaves their apartment complex in the morning after a tornado touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A family leaves their apartment complex in the morning after a tornado touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A woman leaves her apartment with a small child the morning after a tornado touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A woman leaves her apartment with a small child the morning after a tornado touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A man walks through the scattered debris outside his apartment building in the morning after a tornado touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US, May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A man walks through the scattered debris outside his apartment building in the morning after a tornado touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US, May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A man stands in front of his apartment after a tornado touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A man stands in front of his apartment after a tornado touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A car is covered with debris that was ripped from an apartment building after a tornado touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A car is covered with debris that was ripped from an apartment building after a tornado touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A car sits damaged when the garage it was parked in collapsed after a tornado touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A car sits damaged when the garage it was parked in collapsed after a tornado touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A child's toy car sits among debris from a tornado that touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
A child's toy car sits among debris from a tornado that touched down overnight in Trotwood near Dayton, Ohio, US May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk
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