July 19, 2019 | 5:59 AM IST
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Storm hits US South; 8 reportedly dead, several injured

Around eight people were killed and several others injured as severe weather left a trail of destruction in south side of Texas, on Sunday. Heavy rains and storms raked Mississippi into the night Saturday as the storms moved east.

Two children, aged 8 and 3, were reportedly killed when a pine tree fell on a car in which they were riding near Pollok, 240 km from Southeast Dallas. Their parents, who were in the front seat escaped with injuries, informs a report. In another incident, a woman was killed and several others injured when a suspected tornado struck in East Texas during a Native American cultural event in Alto, 209 km southeast of Dallas.

The weather service said preliminary information showed an EF-3 tornado touched down with winds of 140 mph (225.3 kph). It destroyed some 55 homes, a church, and buildings. A tornado was reported in the area 140 miles (225 kilometers) southeast of Memphis, Tennessee, at the time.

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