WASHINGTON — At least three people died and another 40 were injured in multiple tornadoes that hit parts of the southern U.S. state of Mississippi on Wednesday.
“At least three deaths were attributed to today’s storms in Mississippi,” the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said via Twitter.
The agency said it had received reports of “extensive damage” caused by the tornadoes from Benton, Marshall and four other counties, adding that the search and rescue efforts as well as damage assessments were still underway.
Meanwhile, the Pope County in the neighboring state of Arkansas said in a statement that an 18-year-old female died and an 18-month-old toddler was injured Wednesday morning as a large tree was uprooted by high winds and heavy rain and fell on their house. PNA/Xinhua/northboundasia.com