The Kentucky governor said it would be a miracle to find survivors in a factory that collapsed after the storm.


The Kentucky governor said it would be a miracle to find survivors in a factory that collapsed after the storm.

Andy Beshear dismissed the possibility of finding other people in the rubble of a structure that collapsed in Mayfield.

The governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear, dismissed the possibility of finding more survivors in a factory that collapsed in Mayfield due to a storm that devastated six states in the US and from where 40 people have already been rescued.

"It would be a miracle if someone else was found alive," the governor admitted at a press conference.

Beshear explained that there are "at least 15 feet (about 4.5 meters) of metal with cars on top," as well as barrels of corrosive chemicals.

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About 110 people were on duty Friday night, Troy Purpers, chief executive of the Mayfield Consumer Products Factory, told CNN. However, he said they are trying to count them all.

A Graves County jail official remained at the facility and lost his life, Correctional Facility Manager George Workman told CNN.

He noted that six inmates were also at the scene as part of a work program, three suffered injuries.

Workman also reported that the tornado destroyed the jail, forcing him to evacuate about 83 inmates.

Mayfield's aerial footage revealed the storm's impact, wiping out buildings to rubble, leaving others homeless, and throwing debris in its wake.

The local police ordered a curfew from 19:00 this Saturday (00:00 GMT on Sunday).

The worst-hitting hurricane ever hit six United States states on Saturday morning, killing dozens and leaving an unknown number missing, as well as a trail of devastation that swept the entire population. Took and caused countless numbers.

The storm, which started late Friday, hit Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee hard. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there were reports of 37 tornadoes in different states.

The US president, Joe Biden, approved the declaration of emergency in Kentucky this Saturday to accelerate the disbursement of aid through the Federal Agency for Emergency Management (FEMA).

Biden, who initially described what happened as an "unimaginable tragedy," promised in a speech Saturday afternoon from his city, Willmington (Delaware), that his government will do "whatever it takes" to support the states hit by the storm and "will find a way to provide it."