Communities flattened by storms in Illinois

The town of Washington, Illinois, was one of the hardest hit by the tornadoes sweeping the midwestern United States.

Entire communities were flattened by the storms. Credit: RTV
Cars were strewn upturned among the rubble. Credit: RTV
Residents were visually distressed as they surveyed the damage. Credit: RTV

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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.