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Last Updated: Friday March 02 2007 07:36 GMT

In pictures: US school hit by tornado

Damaged house in Enterprise, AL

A tornado caused terrible damage in the town of Enterprise in the southern US state of Alabama.

Damage at Enterprise High School in Enterprise, AL

This local high school was hit, burying teachers, students and parents under debris.

Residents look at destruction in Enterprise, AL

People living in the small town were left shocked by the devastation.

Medics treat an injured person outside Enterprise High School, AL

Five people died and 50 people were injured when the storm struck the school on Thursday. Here, ambulance staff treat the wounded outside the building.

A student outside her battered high school in Enterprise, AL

Rescuers have been searching through the night for anyone trapped in the wreckage of the building.

Car park at Enterprise High School in Enterprise, AL

The force of the wind turned car and vans upside down in the school car park. Some vehicles even ended up on top of each other.

And this car landed upside down in on the school's sports field.

And this car landed upside down in on the school's sports field.

And this car crashed through a house which had caved in during the huge storm.

This car crashed through a house which had caved in during the huge storm.

Two people in damaged home, Enterprise, AL

Lots of houses were devastated by the storm. Here, residents try and save what they can from one badly damaged home.