A tornado and strong thunderstorms has left at least 23 people dead in the US state of Mississippi, authorities say.
At least 23 reported dead as tornado, storms lash US
At least 23 people have been killed and dozens injured as a tornado and strong thunderstorms swept across Mississippi, the state’s emergency management agency says, with the twister leaving a trail of damage for more than 160km.
Four people were missing as search and rescue teams combed through the destruction looking for survivors after the storm struck Silver City in Western Mississippi, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said in a series of tweets on Saturday.
“Unfortunately, these numbers are expected to change,” it said, referring to the death toll.
Search and rescue teams were also out in Rolling Fork, a town that faced the brunt of the tornado, CNN reported.