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Storms Tear Through Southern States

Tornadoes tore through Alabama Thursday leaving seven dead in its wake. The numerous tornadoes were largely a part of a major line of thunderstorms and snowstorms that stretched from Minnesota to the Gulf Coast. More than 50 people were hospitalized as the violent storm continued its rampage through the state. 18 people were originally reported dead but that number was later reduced due to a reported lack in communication.

Five of the seven reported fatalities were at a high school where students became pinned under debris when a roof collapsed. At this time, rescue crews continue to dig through piles of rubble beneath portable lights at Enterprise High School, looking for any possible other victims. One state emergency spokeswoman said the number of dead would likely increase as the search effort continues through the night.

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