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Powerful storm hits Tennessee, killing 3

03-01-2012 13:14 BJT

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 (Xinhua) -- Tornadoes spawned by a powerful storm system hit eastern Tennessee early Wednesday morning, killing at least three people, local media reported.

One death was confirmed in DeKalb County, and the other two were reported in Cumberland County, located about 60 miles west of Knoxville, said the report, citing local authorities.

Meanwhile, some homes and power lines were also damaged or destroyed by the severe weather.

The storms were part of a powerful storm system sweeping across the U.S. Midwest Tuesday night and early Wednesday, which caused destruction and deaths in Illinois, Kentucky, Kansas and Missouri.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: Xinhua

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