Tornado Hits and Collapses Building on Cheyenne River Indian Reservation Wednesday Afternoon

Photo by Charity Brings Plenty

Photo by Charity Brings Plenty

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Miraclously 40 people survived building collapse

CHERRY CREEK, SOUTH DAKOTA—A building, hit by a tornado, collapsed on Wednesday afternoon on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation as members of the Tribal Council and elders were hosting its May meeting.

About 40 people were inside the building at the time the tornado touched down. A dozen people were trapped inside. At least one man was pulled from the building and taken to the hospital with an injury. There were no fatalities.

Photo by Ross DuBray/West River Eagle

Photo by Ross DuBray/West River Eagle

Farmers, American Indian and non-Natives, came to the scene of the disaster to assist.

“Everything is under control now,” an unnamed source in the tribal chairman’s office told Native News Online on Wedneday night.

This is developing story and Native News Online will update as more information becomes available.


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