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Death and damage from tornadoes

State-by-state look at deaths and damage caused by a string of tornadoes that tore across the South:

ALABAMA: At least four people killed in northern Alabama. An apparent tornado damaged eight homes in Walker County, and a pregnant woman suffered a broken arm when a trailer home was tossed by the winds, according to the county's emergency management director.

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ARKANSAS: At least 13 people killed, including parents and their 11-year-old daughter in Atkins, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock. Their home took a "direct hit" from the storm, an emergency official said.

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KENTUCKY: At least seven people killed, including a western Kentucky couple in their mobile home with their adult daughter.

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MISSISSIPPI: A twister shredded warehouses in an industrial park in the city of Southaven, just south of Memphis.

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TENNESSEE: At least 24 people were killed, including a 70-year-old man whose mobile home was leveled in Macon County.

A fire erupted at a natural gas pumping station northeast of Nashville that authorities said could have been damaged by the storms. Eight students were trapped in a battered dormitory at Union University in Jackson until they were finally freed; about 51 students were taken to the hospital. Winds collapsed roof of Sears store at a mall.

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