The death toll from the Nashville tornado hits 11


(Reuters) – A tornado that tore through a Nashville suburb killed at least 11 people on Wednesday, authorities said, the worst loss of life from a tornado in Tennessee in a decade.

At least five people were killed and five others were injured in a tornado that hit near an intersection in the city’s downtown, the National Weather Service said in a tweet.

The National Weather Center said it recorded the strongest winds of the day, measuring 8.1 mph.

The tornado hit at about 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of S. Parkland and East Tennessee avenues in Nashville, according to the National Park Service.

It was a west-to-east track and the storm was moving west, the park service said.

No injuries were reported, and no one was trapped, park service spokesman Chris Brown said.

The storm was the second major tornado in the Nashville area this week.

On Sunday, a tornado ripped through the city, killing four people and injuring five.