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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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Tornado tears through Elvis Presley's birthplace

A second day of deadly tornadoes has seen 21 people die across the southern and central US, including one person in Elvis Presley's birthplace in Mississippi.

The tornado ripped through the Mississippi town of Tupelo, birthplace of Elvis Presley. Credit: Reuters/Lauren Wood

The city of Tupelo, home to 35,000 people, suffered power outages and extensive damage to homes and businesses.

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