A new video posted online appears to show the horrific aftermath of a large tornado that touched down in central Arkansas Sunday night.
The footage, originally uploaded to Facebook by Bachir Touré, shows piles of rubble and flipped-over vehicles that lay in wake of the destructive tornado that struck the city of Conway. Multiple screams can be heard in the background.
“Those screams at 0:43 are gut wrenching. Prayers to all, so sad,” one individual commented on Facebook.
[sharequote align=”center”]”Those screams at 0:43 are gut wrenching. Prayers to all, so sad.”[/sharequote]
“My heart dropped out of my chest when I heard those screams,” another said.
A state official said there have been eight confirmed fatalities as a result of the tornado, according to the Associated Press. Another tornado that spawned near Oklahoma’s borders with Kansas and Missouri claimed one life earlier Sunday.
Mercury One, the non-profict affiliated with Glenn Beck that aides victims of disaster relief, sent out the following message on Monday:
Yesterday (Sunday), severe tornadoes hit parts of central and southern United States. Final damage has not yet been reported, but at least 9 fatalities have been confirmed eight in Arkansas, and one in Oklahoma.
Train cars were derailed, homes were demolished, and businesses were destroyed. Tornado watches were in effect as far west as New Mexico and as far east as Tennessee, while tornadoes touched down in Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
Mercury One is already working to provide relief to victims of these storms. Immediately following the disaster Mercury One provided $100,000 for immediate disaster relief.
If you would like to help those affected by these and other disasters, please visit www.mercuryone.org to donate to Mercury One’s Disaster Relief Fund.
Thank you for your support of Mercury One and belief in our mission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This post has been updated.
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