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Mayor: Tornado kills 2 in rural Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. – The mayor of a Mississippi town says a tornado that ripped through the rural area has killed two people.

Yazoo City Mayor McArthur Straughter says the Yazoo County coroner confirmed the deaths to him.

The 3/4-mile wide tornado touched down Saturday and roared across at least three counties in west-central Mississippi, damaging several buildings and injuring at least five people.

Mark McAllister, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Jackson, says the tornado was still making its way across the state.

Jim Pollard, a spokesman for American Medical Response ambulance service, says one person with significant injuries was airlifted to a Jackson hospital. He says at least four people were taken to hospitals by ambulance.

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