‘My city is gone’: Deadly tornado leaves at least 24 dead and large swathes of Mississippi flattened

Wonder Bolden cradles her grand-daughter Journey in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, yesterday. Photo: AP

Gary Davis

Powerful tornadoes tore through the US deep south on Friday night, killing at least 23 people in Mississippi, obliterating dozens of buildings, and leaving an especially devastating mark in a rural town whose mayor declared: “My city is gone”.