14 people have died as a result of the tornado that hit the state of Mississippi in the United States. Many people were trapped under the rubble. Rescue operations have started.
A 70 mph tornado swept across the southern state Friday night, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Cyclone is accompanied by severe storms. Hail the size of golf balls fell from the sky.
According to US media, most of the deaths occurred in the village of Rolling Fork, about 100 kilometers northwest of the capital, Jackson. Many buildings and large parts of the power plant were damaged. Many are reported missing and 49,000 people are without power.
Several search and rescue efforts have been launched. The injured have been taken to hospital. Residents have been warned and advised to stay indoors.
This cyclone is also known as a supercell. It was a deadly storm with heavy hail. The National Weather Service issued a severe weather warning on March 19.
Significant damage was also reported in Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas. It is not known if there were any casualties.
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