Company spokesman Bob Ferguson said that eight more people are missing.

Eight people were killed, and the same numbers are missing as a result of the collapse due to a tornado of a candle factory in Mayfield (Kentucky). This was reported on Sunday by Reuters with reference to the representative of the company – operator of the enterprise Bob Ferguson.

During the rampage of the elements, according to preliminary data, there were about 110 employees on the production site. “There were early reports that 70 people could have died at the factory. It’s too much. Thank God, the numbers turn out to be much smaller,” Ferguson said. “<…> We still hope that we will be able to find one of the eight missing.”

Earlier, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said that over 80 people were killed in the state as a result of a devastating tornado and the figures could exceed 100. At the same time, Beshear did not explain how many residents of this number, according to his assessment, were employees of the enterprise.

The total number of tornado victims in a number of U.S. states exceeded 90. The city of Mayfield, with a population of 10,000, suffered the greatest damage, in particular, the roof of a candle factory collapsed there, a police station and a fire station, and many residential buildings were destroyed.