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Several dead after tornadoes hit Mississippi

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Tornadoes in the American state of Mississippi have flattened buildings and killed several people.

Officials said the tornadoes have killed at least 10 people in Choctaw County, Yazoo County and Holmes County.

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour declared a state of emergency in 17 counties devastated by the storms and twisters.

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