Deadliest tornado in US history claims 44 livesApril 18th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): The deadly tornado, one of the largest in U.S. history has reportedly killed 44 people in 14 states in an area between Oklahoma to North Carolina.
The Los Angeles Times quoted state officials and AccuWeather.com as saying that the storms had led to the occurrence of 241 tornadoes so far.
Over 60 twisters had reportedly swept through the Bertie County in eastern North Carolina, killing 11 people.
At least 22 people were killed across North Carolina late Saturday, and five in Virginia. Earlier, the storm system killed seven in Arkansas, seven in Alabama, two in Oklahoma and at least one in Mississippi.
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has claimed that the thunderstorms might reoccur, possibly striking some of the same areas. (ANI)
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