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NEW YORK, December 27. /TASS/. Eighteen people have been killed and around 60 more injured in storms in US states of Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Alabama, AP reported on Sunday.
Ten people, including a 7-year-old boy, were killed in Mississippi, six in Tennessee and one in Arkansas and Alabama each. Several people of those injured are in critical condition.
According to ABC, more than 240 residential houses were damaged or destroyed in Mississippi. In the four affected states, as well as in Texas, more than 800 residential houses were damaged. Almost 200 roads were closed in Alabama due to floods.
Meteorologists earlier warned about tornado threat in ten US states.