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April 16, 2015
Tornadoes tear through US towns, kill 2: report
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2015
Tornadoes that sliced through US Midwest killed two people, injured 11 others and damaged numerous buildings. A massive tornado in the state of Illinois did the most damage, killing two people Thursday, The Weather Channel reported. The supercell tornado that struck the town of Fairdale brought gale force winds that ripped houses from their foundations, overturned cars and obliterated a large part of the town. Bad weather across the Midwest prompted a slew of tornado warnings that the Nation ... read more

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