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Tornado hits south of Mississippi

HATTIESBURG: Four people were killed and dozens of homes were flattened early Saturday when a tornado ripped through the area, officials in Mississippi said.

Four people had died as the twister blew through the city and surrounding area of city of U.S.

Hattiesburg’s Mayor Johnny DuPree has signed an emergency declaration for the city, which reported “significant injuries” and structural damage.

Hattiesburg and firefighters are going door-to-door to rescue the victims.

According to Greg Flynn of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the rescue work is still undergoing and rescuers are searching the stricken area for more possible victims.

“Massive damage” was reported in a three-county area struck by a tornado at around 4 am, according to Flynn.

Lamar, Forrest and Perry are the three counties affected by the strong tornado.

Around five inches of rain has already fallen, raising the risk of flooding, according to The National Weather Service.

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