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Mississippi tornado kills 10, sends dozens to hospitals

Emergency Management Alert, April 27, 2010

Ten people were killed, and at least 21 residents who sustained injuries had to be either flown or taken by ambulance to nearby hospitals after a mile-wide 150-mph tornado swept through Yazoo County and nearby parts of the Mississippi, reports the Province.

Getting aid to Yazoo County, surrounded by sharply rising hills near the Mississippi Delta, proved difficult for emergency management officials. Power was also cut from many areas after the storm on Saturday morning, reports the Province.

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