Deadly tornado rips through Mississippi


YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI - YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI (AP) - Emergency officials in Mississippi say six people have been killed by a devastating tornado that ripped through the state.

State emergency management spokesman Greg Flynn said three deaths were reported in Yazoo County and three in Choctaw County in north-central Mississippi.

Mississippi Govenor Haley Barbour says the tornado has caused "utter obliteration" to parts of the state.

More than a dozen others have been injured, homes and buildings have been destroyed and toppled trees are blocking some roads.

Associated Press writers Emily Wagster Pettus in Jackson, Janet McConnaughey in New Orleans and Jacob Jordan in Atlanta contributed to this report.

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