Tornadoes strike central, southern US, killing 16

Quapaw, Okla., residents survey the damage in a residential neighborhood struck by a tornado on Sunday evening, April 27, 2014. A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning a massive tornado that carved path of destruction through the northern Little Rock suburbs and another twister that hit in Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Gary Crow)
Quapaw, Okla., residents survey the damage in a residential neighborhood struck by a tornado on Sunday evening, April 27, 2014. A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning a massive tornado that carved path of destruction through the northern Little Rock suburbs and another twister that hit in Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Gary Crow)

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) – A state agency has raised the death toll from a huge tornado that cut a sporadic 80-mile path through central Arkansas to 16.

John Ward, an automobile and RV dealer, looks an tornado damage to one of his trucks in Mayflower, Ark., Sunday, April 27, 2014. A tornado struck the dealer's on lot Sunday. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
John Ward, an automobile and RV dealer, looks an tornado damage to one of his trucks in Mayflower, Ark., Sunday, April 27, 2014. A tornado struck the dealer’s on lot Sunday. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management reported on its website early Monday that there are now 10 confirmed deaths from Sunday’s tornado in Faulkner County. There are still five confirmed deaths in Pulaski County and one in White County.

PHOTOS: Tornado aftermath

The tornado was the largest of several spawned by a powerful storm system moving through the central and southern United States. It also formed a tornado that killed a person in Quapaw, Okla., on Sunday before moving northward into Kansas.

 

 

 

 

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