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In PHOTOS: Deadly tornadoes tear across US

Last updated on: March 3, 2012 15:45 IST

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Six dozen tornadoes ripped through the central American states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, killing at least 27 people and wiping out whole communities.

Trucks and trees were tossed aside like candy Friday as deadly funnel clouds descended.

On Saturday, rescue workers scoured rubble for survivors as the storm caused widespread damage. Roads were blocked by fallen trees and debris and power and phone lines were knocked out.

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Image: A man takes part in the clean up of St. Joseph's Catholic Church which was destroyed by a tornado in Ridgway, Illinois
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Cars and homes damaged by a tornado in New Market, Alabama. A swarm of tornadoes slammed the U.S. midsection on Friday from Indiana to Alabama, splintering homes, damaging a prison, overturning trucks and causing some injuries in the storm-tossed region.


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Debris is seen after three tornados moved through the area, killing four, in the small community of Chelsea, Indiana.


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Residents work to clear storm damage after three tornados moved through the area in Chelsea.


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Christa Ayers and Janice Bell salvage what they can from Ayers' home in New Market, Alabama.


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A worker pulls cabling during the clean up at St Joseph's Catholic Church which was destroyed by tornado damage in Ridgway, Illinois.


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Gary Cross comforts his sister Charlotte Evans in front of the remains of the house where their sister Melissa Evans died near Crossville, Tennessee.

Evans died in the violent weather that hit six Midwest states starting in Kansas and Missouri overnight and swept into middle Tennessee and slammed the Cumberland Plateau region, about an hour east of Nashville, killing two women in Cumberland County and one person in DeKalb County, according to emergency agency officials.


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A man looks through the rubble among the destruction caused by a tornado in Harrisburg, Illinois.


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A US flag hangs from a building beside damage caused by a tornado in Harrisburg, Illinois. The worst loss of life from the line of "super-cell" storms, which marched across the Midwest and produced 35 tornado reports from late Tuesday through Wednesday, was in Harrisburg.


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A traffic signal light lays on the ground next to a damaged building after a tornado hit Branson, Missouri.


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