close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Tornado hits Mississippi, four dead, emergency declared

 At least four people were killed in the southeastern US state of Mississippi on Tuesday after a tornado tore through the region, officials said.



Mississippi: At least four people were killed in the southeastern US state of Mississippi on Tuesday after a tornado tore through the region, officials said.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency in the two counties which bore the brunt of the disaster. 

"I have declared a state of emergency to assist local officials with any available state resources that are needed in areas affected by severe weather, specifically in Jones and Marion counties," Bryant said. 

The tornado crashed through the two counties damaging homes, and knocked out power to thousands of customers, he said.

Marion County Coroner Norma Williamson reported two fatalities and several injuries. In Jones County, Sheriff Alex Hodge reported two more died when the tornado gutted a mobile home they were in.

Marion County Hospital was overwhelmed by people seeking aid. They treated 50 patients, eight of whom were transported to Forrest General with severe injuries, WDAM television reported.

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

A wearable sticker that can prevent sexual assault

Neymar set to move to Paris Saint Germain

Council in Pakistan orders Revenge Rape of a 16-Year-Old

Photographing the world from a plane

Indian female cops are out in full force to protect women

Delhi's Mini Afghanistan: Far from war, these Afghanis have found their home in India