Six tornado deaths confirmed in Texas - sheriff

by Reuters
Thursday, 16 May 2013 05:26 GMT

DALLAS, May 15 (Reuters) - At least six people were killed and about 100 injured on Wednesday as three tornadoes ripped through a stretch of Texas near the Dallas-Fort Worth area, destroying a number of homes, authorities said.

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said six storm-related fatalities had been confirmed so far and the death toll could climb as search and rescue teams comb through the damage.

Matt Zavadsky, a spokesman for MedStar Mobile Healthcare, an agency that provides ambulance service to the region, said about 100 people were injured in a twister that struck an area around Granbury, a town about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

(Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

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