UPDATED: March 14, 2020  11:34 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBSNEWS.COM) – Tornadoes touched down across Tennessee Tuesday, killing at least 21 people and leaving an undetermined number missing, according to authorities. Tennessee is now under a state of emergency.

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The death toll was nine Tuesday morning but jumped to 21 by midday, as bodies were recovered from fallen buildings, according to Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

There are a number of people still missing across the state, according to officials. They would not provide a number of the missing on Tuesday morning, as search and rescue crews are still working.

A man walks by a storm damaged pickup truck on March 3, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.(credit: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

The tornadoes destroyed at least 48 buildings, and have left about 50,000 customers without power, according to officials.

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