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'At least 34 dead' after tornadoes rip through US

A succession of powerful storms tearing across the southern states of America are now known to have killed at least 34 people. The storms have wreaked havoc in heavily populated areas, with the states of Arkansas and Mississippi hardest hit.

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'At least 28 people dead' after chain of tornadoes in US

At least 28 people are dead and tens of thousands without power after a storm system spawned a chain of tornadoes over three days across a large swath of the US, the Associated Press reported.

A US flag sticks out the window of a damaged hot rod car near near Vilonia, Arkansas. Credit: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The storms flattened homes and businesses and forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover.

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