At least four people were killed and 200 injured during the tornado that passed through the U.S. state of Massachusetts on Wednesday, June 1, according to the Associated Press.
Severely damaged 18 cities and villages along the route of a tornado in the central and western part of the state. The most serious damage to the city was in Springfield, located about 150 kilometers west of Boston, there are about 140,000 people.
Tornado uproot trees, fully or partially damaged dozens of buildings. Some homes were left without roofs, others demolished walls with foundations.
"I saw a house with a basement escaped and ran into the trees and into my car. I shouted loudly that I had lost my voice," — said a resident of Springfield.
Military and rescue staff are searching survivors and are dealing tornado. Springfield police chief confirmed reports of allegations of looting.
The first of June in the United States officially began the hurricane season. However, this year as a result of tornadoes in the country killed 522 people. The number of victims is higher than the statistics in 1953 — when a tornado killed 519 people.