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Trail of destruction: More than 20 dead after tornado in Mississippi

Trail of destruction: More than 20 dead after tornado in Mississippi

A tornado killed at least 23 people in Mississippi. Local emergency services said dozens of people were injured. The authority assumes that the number of victims will continue to rise.

According to the Meteorological Authority, the hurricane’s speeds reached more than 110 kilometers per hour. Hailstone has decreased the size of golf balls. At least one tornado has swept through the state. This caused damage in the cities of Silver City and Rolling Fork, the authority wrote. According to the media, it left a trail of destruction about 130 kilometers long.

More warnings for the weekend

There were also reports of other tornadoes in the US media, some of which came from the neighboring state of Alabama. According to media reports, the storms that swept the country swept away rooftops, uprooted trees, damaged power lines, and nearly leveled some parts of the city. About 100,000 customers in Mississippi and the neighboring states of Tennessee and Alabama were without power early Saturday morning, the poweroutage.us website reported.

Many destroyed homes can be seen in the television pictures. No information was provided on the age of the victims. The Civil Protection said rescue and rescue workers are on duty. The Mississippi Weather Service also warned of more rain and thunderstorms this weekend. Wind and hail the size of golf balls should be expected. More tornadoes are also possible.

Mississippi is the poorest state in the United States. In Rolling Fork, which has a population of about 2,000, many people live in converted mobile homes. According to the New York Times, the small, predominantly black town is below the country’s poverty line. Local media reported that a crisis center had been set up in the town. There are beds, water, sanitation facilities and medical support.

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