At Least 23 Killed in Mississippi in Violent Tornado Outbreak

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Deadly and destructive tornadoes spiraled through parts of Mississippi overnight, killing at least 23 people, injuring dozens, and destroying homes and towns.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) confirmed the 23 deaths and dozens of injuries Saturday morning, adding that four people were still missing and that “these numbers are expected to change.”

Deaths were reported across multiple counties, including HumphreysCarroll, Monroe, and Sharkey, according to local news reports.

Rolling Fork, Mississippi, a town of about 2,000 people in Sharkey County sustained significant damage. Sharkey County Coroner Angelia Easton told ABC News that 13 people were killed in the storm.

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