6 killed as severe storms, tornadoes rip through US South
At least six people have been killed as a strong storm system swept across Mississippi and Louisiana on Sunday, spinning off more than a dozen tornadoes and leaving behind a path of destruction, state and local authorities said.
According to Press TV, the storms hit on Easter Sunday as residents across the US South, like most Americans, were under strict “stay-at-home” orders by the governors of Mississippi and Louisiana due to the nationwide coronavirus pandemic.
All six fatalities were recorded in Mississippi, the state’s emergency management agency said on Twitter, and tornado warnings remained in place across several counties into the evening.
The National Weather Service said 13 tornadoes were believed to have touched down across the region.
Images on local media showed the devastation left behind by twisters, including destroyed homes, downed power lines, twisted billboards and overturned cars.
Tornado warnings were also issued for parts of Texas into Sunday night.
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