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American football game stopped as severe weather hits

An American football game was stopped and fans were evacuated from the stadium due to the threat of severe weather that could pose a "significant risk" to 53 million people in the Midwest.

An American football game was stopped because of severe weather. Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens was "temporarily suspended" in the first quarter with both teams leaving the field and fans told to exit the Soldier Field stadium.

The cancellation of the match in Chicago comes as the US National Weather Service confirmed a tornado hit Peoria, Illinois, and was moving north.

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