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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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Search and rescue turns to clean up after US tornadoes

A worker at Mayflower RV retrieves wheels from a trailer destroyed in Mayflower, Arkansas. Credit: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Search-and-rescue efforts have turned to a cleanup operation are underway after a string of tornadoes ripped across large parts of central and southern United States, leaving at least 34 people dead.

Theresa Long inside her destroyed house in Mayflower, Arkansas. Credit: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Emergency recovery clear-up crews and volunteers have been working to clear mass piles of debris scattered across affected regions as the disaster has left many residents with no possessions.

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