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At least 6 people confirmed dead as tornadoes strike US

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Published: 10:10, 10 December 2023  
At least 6 people confirmed dead as tornadoes strike US

At least six people have died in Tennessee as tornadoes and strong thunderstorms moved across the state Saturday, reports CNN.

Three people were confirmed dead in Madison, Tennessee, just north of Nashville, emergency management officials said.

Officials in Montgomery County also confirmed three deaths, including a child, after a tornado struck the Clarksville area.

“At this time, we can confirm that three people are deceased, two adults and one child as a result of the tornado that touched down this afternoon,” said a statement from the Montgomery County government. “Additionally, 23 people have been treated at the hospital.”

Officials said they are still in a “search and rescue phase” to see if there are more dead or injured.

“This is a sad day for our community. We are praying for those who are injured, lost loved ones, and lost their homes,” Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden said in a statement.

The city of Clarksville declared a state of emergency Saturday night, Mayor Joe Pitts announced. Police will be enforcing a 9 p.m. curfew Saturday and Sunday nights._Agencies.