Tuesday 06 June 2023 - 10:45:45 am

23 dead, dozens injured as tornadoes ravage Mississippi

MISSISSIPPI, 25th March, 2023 (WAM) -- Emergency officials in Mississippi said 23 people have been killed by tornadoes that tore through the state on Friday night, destroying buildings and knocking out power as severe weather that produced hail the size of golf balls moved through several southern states, AP reported.

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado caused damage about 60 miles (96 kilometres) northeast of Jackson, Mississippi. The rural towns of Silver City and Rolling Fork reported destruction as the tornado swept northeast at 70 mph (113 kph) without weakening, racing towards Alabama through towns including Winona and Amory into the night.

Khoder Nashar