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Thursday 17 April 2014

Holiday storm kills six and grounds over 300 flights across US

THE death toll from a winter storm which has swept across the middle of the US has risen to six and more than 300 flights have been cancelled in its path.

Two passengers in a car on a sleet-slickened Arkansas highway died when the vehicle crossed the centre line and struck an SUV.

In Oklahoma, the highway patrol said a 76-year-old woman died when a truck crossed into oncoming traffic and hit the car she was in. The highway patrol earlier reported that a 28-year-old woman was killed in another crash.

The storm's winds were also blamed for toppling trees on to a truck in Texas, killing the driver, and on to a house in Louisiana, killing a man inside. More than 325 flights around the US were cancelled yesterday morning, according to FlightAware.com. Most were at airports in the path of the storm.

Thirty-four tornadoes were reported in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, the National Weather Service said. The storms left more than 100,000 in the region without power.

Irish Independent

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