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At least 12 people have been confirmed dead after a tornado ripped through the south-central United States on Sunday, according to officials
Rescue operations are underway after the tornado wiped out entire neighborhoods of homes, officials say.
Aerial footage has shown the extent of the tornado damage in the town of Quapaw in the southern US state of Oklahoma.
Several tornadoes touched down as a major storm front moved its way across the continental United States.
One of the two people who has so far been reported dead was in Quapaw, while a second was near the city of Little Rock in the neighbouring state of Arkansas.
Footage has been released showing the extensive damage wreaked by a tornado in the US state of Kansas.
There are reports of "mass casualties" in the neighbouring state of Arkansas, while local media also say two people have died in the town of Quapaw in Oklahoma.
Two people have reportedly been killed after several tornadoes ripped through states in the southern and central United States.
The deaths were reported in the Oklahoma town of Quapaw, while officials in Arkansas have also spoken of "mass casualties" near the city of Little Rock.