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Thursday, November 17, 2011

6 killed as storms sweep across Southern US

Search teams combed through rural South Carolina Thursday morning, a day after strong storms swept through the Southeast, killing at least six people and causing injuries in several states.

At least three people died and five others were taken to hospitals after a storm hit York County in South Carolina, according to the sheriff's office.

"This is considered a search-and-rescue operation at this time," said Lt. Mike Baker of the county sheriff's office.

The county coroner's office said authorities are unsure whether the number of deaths will go up.

Two people, an adult and a child, died when a home collapsed Wednesday night in Davidson County, North Carolina, according to Lt. Alton Hanes, a spokesman with the county's emergency operations center.

A sixth person died in Forsyth County, Georgia, Wednesday when a tree fell on a car, the fire department said. more