At least 8 dead after tornadoes slam South

After powerful storms heaved destruction on Sunday, eight people were found dead including three children. The storm injured dozens and left much of Texas town in ruins.

Nearly 90,000 people were without electricity in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Georgia . Authorities are trying their best to restore power to these areas

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A tornado flattened much of the south side of Franklin, Texas, overturning mobile homes and damaging other residences. It destroyed almost 55 homes, a church, four businesses, a duplex, and part of the local housing authority building, authorities said.

Two children were killed on a back road in East Texas when a pine tree fell onto the car in which they were riding in a severe thunderstorm Saturday near Pollok, about 241 kilometres southeast of Dallas.

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