Church destroyed, 30 homes damaged in Van Buren County

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    Video: Raw Video: Church destroyed, 18-wheeler overturned in Botkin

    Video: Man loses home twice to tornado

    • Church damaged in Botkinburg, Arkansas. (Photo: Max Seigle, THV 11)
    • 18-wheeler overturned in Botkinburg, Arkansas. (Photo: Max Seigle, THV 11)

    BOTKINBURG, Ark. (KTHV) - A tornado destroyed a church and overturned an 18-wheeler truck in Botkinburg, Arkansas.

    The sanctuary of Botkinburg Foursquare Church, which formed in 2003, is destroyed. The church is located along Highway 65 and has a congregation of about 80 members. No one was at the church during the storm since Wednesday evening services had been canceled due to the expected severe weather.

    A home across the street, which used to house the church, is also destroyed.

    An 18-wheeler truck was also overturned in the area, however its driver was not in the truck at the time and he was not injured.

    Heavy winds and storms passed through Arkansas Wednesday evening. One tornado is confirmed to have touched down in nearby Scotland, Arkansas. The damage done in Botkinburg is related to that tornado.

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