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Six dead in storms in Texas: reports

world Updated: May 16, 2013 17:56 IST

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A powerful storm that may have spawned tornados ripped through northern Texas, killing six people and hurting more than 100, media reports said.

The fatalities on Wednesday night came in the town of Granbury in Hood County as the storm destroyed nearly 120 homes in one neighborhood, CNN reported, quoting county sheriff Roger Deeds.

Medical relief spokesman Matt Zavadsky said about 100 people were injured as an apparent tornado touched down several times in Hood and three other counties.

Officials in Hood could not immediately be reached for comment. The county is southwest of Dallas.

The Dallas Morning News ran photos of swirling dark blue masses in the sky, homes damaged by fallen trees and an 18-wheel truck tipped over onto a compact car.