U.S. storm death toll rises to eight
The death toll from the killer storms that swept some areas of the midwestern United States Sunday has risen to eight, according to the National Weather Service.
In Hugo city of Minnesota, a two-year-old baby was killed and another 20 people were missing.
Another nine people were also injured there, while 50 homes were destroyed, the Xinhua news agency reported.
The storms also hit Iowa state, leaving at least seven people dead and at least 50 injured.
Tornadoes formed over northern Oklahoma Saturday, skipping across the rural landscape and leveling a hog farm about an hour northwest of Oklahoma City.
But there were no reports of injuries, officials said.
However, two people were found dead in south-central Kansas Saturday in a car accident that authorities said was caused by a tornado.