In Pictures: Tornado rips through Missouri's capital

A tornado ripped through Missouri's capital Jefferson City on Wednesday night (May 22), killing three people and injuring dozens.

Dirk Sluyter looks in a damaged storage unit on May 23, 2019 in Jefferson City, Missouri. PHOTO: AFP
A 1954 American LaFrance fire engine is seen amid the remains of a storage unit on May 23, 2019, in Jefferson City, Missouri. PHOTO: AFP
Dee Raithel sorts through the remains of a storage unit looking for her possessions on May 23, 2019 in Jefferson City, Missouri. PHOTO: AFP
Destroyed homes are seen in this aerial photo after a tornado touched down overnight in Jefferson City, Missouri, on May 23, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS
Nine-year-old Keeley Frank holds some stuffed animals her grandparents Al and Barb Scheidegger (at left) salvaged from their storage unit on May 23, 2019 in Jefferson City, Missouri. PHOTO: AFP
Theodore Trigo rests on a cot in an emergency shelter set up at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Jefferson City, on May 23, 2019. PHOTO: NYTIMES
Dwight Days searches for his missing mobile phone in the wreckage of his home in Jefferson City, on May 23, 2019. PHOTO: NYTIMES
Tina Calderon (right) and a neighbour view the wreckage of their homes in Jefferson City, on May 23, 2019. PHOTO: NYTIMES
Tatianna Gordon (left), 16, and her cousin Tiera Brown, 17, prepare to leave after salvaging their belongings from the wreckage of Tiera's home in Jefferson City, on May 23, 2019. PHOTO: NYTIMES
A pile of debris left by the tornado the night before blocks a road in Jefferson City on May 23, 2019. PHOTO: NYTIMES
Trucks are piled on top of each other at Riley Auto Group on May 23, 2019 in Jefferson City, Missouri, after a tornado struck there. PHOTO: AFP
A gas station in Jefferson City, Missouri, on May 23, 2019, is damaged after a tornado hit the night before. PHOTO: NYTIMES
Karen Selvy helps clear limbs from a fallen tree on a homeowner's driveway in Jefferson City, on May 23, 2019, following a tornado the night before. PHOTO: NYTIMES
Police block a street littered with debris following a tornado in Jefferson City, Missouri. PHOTO: NYTIMES
Diane Kruger-Sargent comforts her twin daughters McKenzie (left) and JaiDyn as they take shelter on the first floor of a hotel in Jefferson City, on May 22, 2019. PHOTO: NYTIMES

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