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Mississippi tornadoes leave one dead, more than 20 injured

The town of Louin was the most affected by the tornadoes, which were accompanied by strong storms and hail.

Captura de pantalla de un vídeo subido a la cuenta de Twitter CGTN Global Watch del tornado que arrasó Mississippi el lunes, 19 de junio de 2023.

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Several tornadoes ripped through Mississippi on Monday. They left one dead and more than 20 injured. Videos on social media showed the destruction caused by the extreme weather that has especially affected the South:

The town of Louin, Miss., was the most affected by the tornadoes, which were accompanied by strong storms and hail, worsening the situation for the small Mississippi town.

There, not only did they have to deal with the destruction caused by the tornadoes, but the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency also reported that more than 49,000 homes were left without power. First responders are still assessing the damage. It has been confirmed that, for the moment, at least one person was killed and more than 20 were injured.

The deceased, the AP reports, was George Jean Haynes, 67. His cousin, Lester Campbell, confirmed his identity to the news agency and assured that his relative had died at 2:18 a.m. local time due to "multisystem trauma," as he had been notified by Jones County Coroner Don Sumrall.

Rankin and Jasper Counties also affected by tornadoes

The town of Louin was not the only one to experience the ravages of the storm. According to Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, several tornadoes also touched down in Rankin and Jasper Counties on Monday.

At these points, emergency services are still conducting search and rescue missions and assessing the damage caused by the tornadoes. They have deployed several drones in some areas that are currently difficult to access due to the collapse of multiple power lines.