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Tornado Death Toll Climbs As Crews Go Door-To-Door

At Least 55 Killed By Swarm Of Storms In South
CBS News Interactive: Tornadoes
LAFAYETTE, Tenn. (CBS News) ― Crews searched Wednesday for more victims of deadly tornadoes that killed at least 55 people and injured hundreds more as they tore across five states, ripping off a shopping mall roof, demolishing mobile homes and blowing apart warehouses.

The victims were 28 people in Tennessee, 13 in Arkansas, seven in Kentucky and four in Alabama, emergency officials said. Among those killed were parents who died with their 11-year-old in Atkins, Arkansas, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock. Hundreds more were injured.

The family died from trauma when their home "took a direct hit" from the storm, Pope County Coroner Leonard Krout said.

"Neighbors and friends who were there said, 'There used to be a home there,"' Krout said.

Nearby interstate 40 was closed. Roads in t

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  • Damn... that sucks...

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  • There are few forces on earth that scare me more than Tornado's. When I was a kid a tornado went through our neighborhood in raleigh nc. It barely missed our house. We did not have a storm shelter and one of our neighbors house was reduced to the foundation and the stairs well they survived bc they were in the closet under the stairs. I'm glad they wernt in Fla.... where I am now.

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  • *reduced to the foundation except for the stairs*

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