In Brief

Among the worst the country has faced in two decades, the weekend's tornadoes killed at least 45 and damaged nuclear reactors.

This weekend’s tornadoes—among the worst the country has experienced in the past two decades—killed at least 45 and forced two Virginia nuclear reactors to shutdown:

A US nuclear power company has disclosed that one of the tornadoes that hit the US at the weekend, killing at least 45 people and causing widespread damage, forced the shutdown of two of its reactors.

The series of tornadoes that began in Oklahoma late last week barrelled across the country, with North Carolina, where 22 people died, the worst-hit state.

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