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Tornado Kills 10 in Southern US


Tornadoes ripped through the southern U.S. Saturday, killing at least 10 people, including three children. Dozens of other people were injured.

A tornado more than a kilometer wide tore through central Mississippi, killing residents, destroying homes, blocking highways and knocking out power. Yazoo City was hit the hardest.

Mississippi's governor, Haley Barbour, declared a state of emergency in the affected counties. He directed National Guard troops to help local officials responding to the storms.

Tornadoes also struck other southern states.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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