Mayfield, Kentucky, tornado 2021 victims – Three Amish children orphaned as baby is found screaming by his mom's body
THREE Amish children were orphaned by the tornado that left parts of Kentucky, including their home in Graves County, completely leveled.
Jacob and Emma Gingerich lived a simple life with their five children in a double-wide trailer.
Neighbors told the Washington Post that when the storm touched down, their trailer "exploded," sending the family flying.
Emma's body was found feet away from her crying infant son, Ben, who was bruised but alive.
Two other children, eight-year-old Ammon and three-year-old Sarah, also survived.
The surviving children lost both parents, and two siblings: Marilyn, age seven, and Daniel, age four.
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The current death toll from the tornadoes is over 90 deaths counted across five states.
Two Arkansas fatalities occurred: a 94-year-old veteran died at a nursing home, and another person reportedly died at a dollar store in Leachville, but the identity of the victim has not been released.
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In Kentucky, the death toll is rising rapidly.
At a press conference Monday morning, Governor Andy Beshear confirmed 64 dead, but revised that number later in the day.
The state has 74 deaths, and 105 people unaccounted for.
Beshear estimates the state's total death count could reach 80 people or higher.
A two-month-old girl, Oaklynn Koon, died Monday after she sustained severe injuries in the storm.
Also among those killed is a three-year-old toddler who died when a tornado destroyed his family home in Mayfield, Kentucky, large parts of which have been flattened.
“Like everybody says, it was like a roar and it shifted the house where we were at and almost made us fall into the basement,” Wheeler said.
In Edwardsville, Illinois, an Amazon warehouse collapsed, killing six employees.
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