Tornado Hits Union University; Students Trapped

Tornadoes ripped through the campus of Union University tonight, and the Baptist Press is reporting that 8 students are trapped by debris in their dormitories. No fatalities are reported. The University has no power right now, and their website is down. So check Baptist Press and the Jackson Sun newspaper for updates as events unfold. Here are some stories that have already appeared:

“Tornado Strikes Union University” – Baptist Press

“Two dead in Huntersville area, students trapped at Union” – Jackson Sun

“Eight students trapped in dorms at Union University, emergency workers at scene” – Jackson Sun

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[The following pictures are from the website of the Jackson Sun newspaper.]

Medical personnel set up a make shift triage unit following a tornado that ripped through the Union University campus Tuesday in Jackson.

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Union University president David Dockery explains the situation to the media following a tornado that ripped through the Union University campus Tuesday in Jackson.

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Rescue personnel bring in some heave equipment to help clear the rubble of the Union University dorms Medical following a tornado that ripped through the Union University campus Tuesday in Jackson.

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Medical personnel tend to a rescue worker that was injured in the rubble following a tornado that ripped through the Union University campus Tuesday in Jackson.

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Medical personnel set up a make shift triage unit following a tornado that ripped through the Union University campus Tuesday in Jackson.

One Response to Tornado Hits Union University; Students Trapped

  1. j razz February 6, 2008 at 2:36 am #

    They finally were able to extract all of the trapped students according to our local radio station that did a fabulous job of passing on information and keeping the area informed about possible threats and areas to avoid.

    j razz

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