Severe US storms kill 11

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The Independent US

Severe storms have swept across the midwestern US, killing at least 11 people in three states, officials said.

In Missouri, strong winds were blamed for the deaths of at least two people. A 42-year-old man was killed when winds knocked over his mobile home near Circle City, Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner said.

Another man was killed when a tree fell on him as he walked along a trail in Castlewood State Park near Ballwin in St. Louis County, a spokeswoman for St. Louis County police told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

In Illinois, a man was killed when a clothing store in Fairview Heights, east of St. Louis, collapsed in high winds, police Capt. Nick Gailius said.

Emergency crews were searching the rubble for any additional victims, their progress slowed by a gas leak, Gailius said. Others were injured in the collapse, he said.

The National Weather Service reported that tornadoes were spotted in five counties in Tennessee's north-west corner, and officials said the storms caused extensive damage to buildings.

In Tennessee, the National Weather Service reported that tornadoes were spotted in five counties in Tennessee's north-west corner, and officials said the storms caused extensive damage to buildings.

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