Cars overturned and buildings gutted by tornadoes

Americans across the Midwest are waking up to the aftermath of a series of tornadoes which overturned cars and destroyed homes in at least six different states.

Tornado damage in car park in Lebanon, Indiana
Tornado damage in car park in Lebanon, Indiana Credit: APTN

Illinois took the brunt of the fury, but parts of Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky were also damaged.

An overturned car in Lebanon, Indiana
An overturned car in Lebanon, Indiana Credit: APTN

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'Six dead' as tornadoes hit US

Tornadoes have reportedly killed at least six people and flattened communities across the US Midwest.