Madrid – Saturday, 03/25/2023 – 15:04
At least 23 people died in the North American state of Mississippi in the passage, late this Friday, of a tornado that left a trail of destruction between 160 kilometers.
Hardest hit was Sharkey County, where at least seven people died, followed by Carroll County with three deaths. Two people died in Monroe County and the other in Humphreys County, according to the respective coroner’s departments at the US network ABC.
However, the death toll could rise given the scale of the search and rescue operations currently underway in Sharkey and Humphreys counties, the state Emergency Management Agency explained.
In fact, the town of Rolling Fork, where some 2,500 people live, is “nearly devastated,” according to the president of the humanitarian organization United Cajun Navy, Todd Terrell, as well as Silver City, a town with some 340 residents; It was a scene of extensive damage according to Highway Patrol Agent Jose Watson. “I would say right now this reminds me of the Joplin tornado,” Terrell added, referring to the tornado that killed 161 people in 2011, “or worse.”