Tornado pummels Arkansas capital as huge storm front moves east

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By Brendan O’Brien and Steve Gorman (Reuters) -A fierce tornado blasted through Little Rock, Arkansas, on Friday, ripping away roofs and walls from many buildings, uprooting trees and flipping over vehicles, while the extent of casualties remained unclear. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital, the state’s only major trauma center, declared a level-1 mass casualty alert after the tornado struck Little Rock on Friday, according to Andrea Peel, a spokesperson for the facility. She told Reuters the center had so far received only one patient, but that other hospitals were takin…

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