Severe storms across US leave at least 10 dead

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Severe storms sweeping across southern parts of the US have been blamed for the deaths of at least 10 people as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain bombarded the area.

Storm-related fatalities were reported in Texas due to icy weather, in Alabama from a tornado and in Louisiana, where winds were so strong that they lifted a mobile home off its foundation and carried it several hundred feet.

A man also drowned in Oklahoma.

Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power from Texas to Michigan, parts of motorways were closed in Oklahoma and Arkansas due to flooding and hundreds of flights were cancelled at Chicago’s international airports.

-Noah Harte