Six dead in US storms

Suspected tornadoes were reported Wednesday in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina. Dozens of homes and buildings were damaged and thousands of people were without power as trees and power lines were downed.

In South Carolina, three people were killed and five injured when a likely tornado swept through a rural community near Rock Hill, about 20 miles south of Charlotte, NC. In north Georgia, a man was killed when a tree fell on his sport utility vehicle. An adult and child were killed in central North Carolina. In northern South Carolina, Sheriff Bruce Bryant asked Gov. Nikki Haley for state assistance in cleaning up the debris.

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