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Two tornadoes touch down near Pilger, Neb., Monday. (Reuters/Dustin Wilcox of TwisterChasers)

Tornado obliterates Nebraska town, killing child and injuring 16

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(Reuters) - A swarm of tornadoes, some appearing two at a time, struck several farming communities in northeastern Nebraska on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 16 others in one tiny town obliterated by a direct hit, officials said.

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Other news outlets are reporting that the person who died was a 5-year-old.

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