Tornado kills one, injures 16 in Nebraska town: sheriff

Two tornadoes touch down near Pilger Nebraska
Two tornadoes touch down near Pilger, Nebraska June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dustin Wilcox/TwisterChasers

(Reuters) - One person was confirmed dead and 16 injured from a tornado that struck the northeastern Nebraska town of Pilger on Monday, Stanton County Sheriff Michael Unger said.

Unger told Reuters the injured were taken to a hospital in nearby Norfolk, Nebraska. He said he did not know the nature or severity of the injuries.

(Reporting and writing by David Bailey in Minneapolis; Additional reporting by Mary Wisniewski in Chicago; Editing by Steve Gorman)