Deadly Tornado Strikes Southwest Kansas

Knoxville (WVLT) - At least seven people are dead after a tornado devastated the town of Greensburg, Kansas according to the sheriff's department.

City officials say about 50 people have been taken to hospitals in surrounding areas.

Greensburg's own hospital collapsed.

So far approximately 30 people have been pulled from the wreckage, but most of the injures are reported to be minor.

Right now rescuers with search dogs are going house to house looking for people who may be trapped in demolished buildings.

The tornado struck last night.

It was part of a storm front that spawned tornadoes along a wide swath of southwest and central kansas.

State officials say the damage to Greensburg is at least 75%.

Much of the downtown was destroyed, including city hall.

Greensburg is located in the southwestern part of the state, about 110 miles from wichita.

Stay with Volunteer TV for more updates and further developments on Volunteer News at Six tonight.

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