Death Toll Rises In Tornado Struck Southeast

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

7:09 p.m. Update YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) - A tenth person has been killed in Mississippi by a devastating tornado that flattened homes and
businesses in the state. More than a dozen others have been injured.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn
said five people were killed in Choctaw County and one in Holmes County. Two of those dead in Choctaw county are children.

Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers says the storm has killed four people in his county.

No names have been released.

Gov. Haley Barbour told The Associated Press there was "utter obliteration" in parts of Yazoo County, an area where he is from. More than 15 other counties were also damaged.

The swath of debris forced rescuers to pick up some of the injured on all-terrain vehicles.

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