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An increasing number of tornado victims in the U.S.

May 12 2008
03:22

Number of victims of a series of tornadoes swept over the central United States has risen to 21 people, officials said authorities of the affected districts, Missouri, Oklahoma and Georgia. The main impact of elements dealt May 10, as a result of the most powerful tornadoes in Oklahoma and Missouri, killing at least 20 people.

Another American died on Sunday after a tornado swept over Georgia. In total, the three states of more than 200 people were injured, many of them were hospitalized.

Wind tore trees from the land, destroying homes and blowing "cars from the roads and places where they were parked. In Georgia, about 70 thousand people remain without electricity after because of the tornadoes were damaged power transmission towers.

U.S. President George W. Bush said that is in contact with the governors of tornado-affected states. The White House will have them "all possible federal assistance" to eliminate the consequences of natural disasters, added the head of the U.S. administration. Bush also expressed condolences to the bereaved families, transfers look.


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