Three killed in US tornadoes

Washington, Dec 24 (IANS) At least three people were and 40 others were injured in multiple tornadoes that hit parts of Mississippi state, the media reported on Thursday.

“At least three deaths were attributed to today’s (Wednesday) storms in Mississippi,” the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

The agency said it had received reports of “extensive damage” caused by the tornados from Benton, Marshall and four other counties, Xinhua news agency reported.

The high winds have also caused significant damage to homes.

According to weather officials, the tornadoes are due to hit the states of Kentucky, Alabama, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Alabama.

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