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6 die, scores hurt as tornado hits Texas

6 die, scores hurt as tornado hits Texas
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Houston (PTI): A severe spring tornado slammed parts of the southern US State of Texas demolishing several homes, killing at least six people and...

Houston (PTI): A severe spring tornado slammed parts of the southern US State of Texas demolishing several homes, killing at least six people and injuring over 100.

Police reported that the hardest hit areas were Rancho Brazos sub-division and adjoining areas in the town of Granbury where the tornado struck on Wednesday evening at about 8 pm. "It was horrible," a witness said. "The house started shaking. It sounded like a train coming on," he said.

Another witness described it as "hell". People with minor injuries could be seen helping those with serious injuries, he said.Authorities said emergency workers were doing a house-to-house search of the affected areas. Heavy rain continued to fall in the area during the rescue efforts.

One man reported "widespread damage" saying he saw houses blown to pieces, but said he had not seen the worst-hit areas. Others said homes in the area were levelled.

"There's nothing left," one man said. Emergency responders were preparing for possible mass casualties in the area. A triage centre has been set up at Davis and Canyon roads.

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