At least four dead as massive storm strikes multiple US states

The National Guard has been activated after ‘extensive’ damage in Arkansas.

A car is upturned in a parking lot after the severe storm swept through Little Rock (Andrew DeMillo/AP)

By Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press

A monster storm system tore through the US south and midwest on Friday, spawning deadly tornadoes that shredded homes and shopping centres in Arkansas and collapsed a theatre roof during a concert in Illinois.