Total killed in Alabama storms, tornadoes rises to 66

By REUTERS
April 28, 2011 08:23

 
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Tornadoes and storms killed 45 people in Alabama on Wednesday, authorities said, bringing the total dead in storms and flooding across the US south to at least 66 people over the last three days.

"State EMA (emergency management agency) office can confirm 45 storm-related deaths today in Alabama," said Yasamie August, spokeswoman for the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, told Reuters. Fifteen people were killed in Tuscaloosa, central western Alabama, she said.

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