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Six dead in Texas storms

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, May 16, 2013 7:27 EDT
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A powerful storm that may have spawned tornados ripped through northern Texas, killing six people and injuring more than 100, media reports said.

The fatalities Wednesday night came in the town of Granbury in Hood County as the storm destroyed nearly 120 homes in one neighborhood, CNN reported, quoting county sheriff Roger Deeds.

NBC news quoted him as saying 14 people were unaccounted for.

Medical relief spokesman Matt Zavadsky said about 100 people were injured as an apparent tornado touched down several times in Hood and three other counties.

Officials in Hood could not immediately be reached for comment. The county is southwest of Dallas.

The Dallas Morning News ran photos of swirling dark blue masses in the sky, homes damaged by fallen trees and an 18-wheel truck tipped over onto a compact car.

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