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Several killed in US Christmas Eve storm

Published:Friday | December 25, 2015 | 10:33 AM
A Christmas Tree stands among damage done to a home on Falcon Road in Selmer, Tennessee.

At least 14 people have been killed and scores more injured by a devastating storm which left a path of destruction across the southern United States on Christmas Eve.

Officials say six people were killed as tornadoes moved through northern Mississippi overnight and three more died in Tennessee and one in Arkansas.

There have been reports of at least 20 tornadoes of varying severity.

A seven-year-old boy was among those killed.

Authorities in parts of Mississippi are conducting a house-by-house search-and-rescue operation after the state was hit by multiple tornadoes.