24 dead in Tennessee as tornadoes wreak havoc on towns including Nashville

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Twenty-four people are dead after devastating tornadoes ripped through Nashville and other areas of Tennessee, flattening homes, tossing airplanes and downing power lines, according to the governor.

The tornado in Nashville was just one of three to hit Tennessee early Tuesday. Eighteen people died in Putnam County, Tennessee, officials said Tuesday night, after earlier in the day reporting that 19 had died there.

Fatalities were also reported in Wilson, Davidson and Benton counties.

A state of emergency was declared in Tennessee as a result of the damage.

Two of those killed were Michael Dolfini, 36, and Albree Sexton, 33, according to Nashville police.

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