Report: 1 killed in Arkansas nursing home hit by tornado

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A damaged nursing home in Monette, Arkansas (Melissa Moon, WREG)

MONETTE, Ark. — One person was killed and at least five hurt after a nursing home was destroyed Friday night during a tornado event in Monette, Arkansas, according to information from local officials.

Twenty or more people were trapped inside the nursing home when the damage occurred, a Craighead County judge said. Survivors are being taken to a nearby church to be reunited with family members.

Authorities originally said two people were killed. On Saturday, officials said one person was killed, the Associated Press reports.

The roof of the nursing home was ripped off. Other buildings in town also suffered damage, police say.

Officials are asking for anyone with medical training to come to the scene, but asking anyone else to please stay away.

Tornado Warnings were issued Friday night for multiple counties across northeastern Arkansas, northwest Tennessee and southeast Missouri.

—News 8 contributed to this report.

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