Death Toll Grows to 12 in Southern Storms

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) - The total killed in this weekend's stormy weather in the South is growing.

At least 10 people were killed when the tornado ripped through the rural Mississippi countryside yesterday and two deaths in Alabama have been blamed on storms there.

Hundreds of homes also were damaged in the storm, which carved a path of devastation from the Louisiana line to east-central Mississippi, and at least three dozen people were hurt. Rescuers spread out Sunday to find anyone who might be trapped, while survivors returned to demolished homes to salvage what they could and bulldoze the rubble.

Sunday was sunny and breezy as members of the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Yazoo City dug through the debris and pulled out whatever they could salvage.


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