Five killed as US bat­tered by storms

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AT least five peo­ple have been killed as se­vere storms bat­tered the south-east­ern US, bring­ing heavy rain and strong winds.

Se­vere thun­der­storms spawned sev­eral pos­si­ble tor­na­does as the threat moved into south­ern Alabama, south-west Ge­or­gia and the Flor­ida Pan­han­dle.

Four peo­ple were killed when a tree fell on their mo­bile home in Re­ho­beth, Alabama.

In Flor­ida, 70-year-old Wil­liam Cor­ley drowned af­ter flood­ing near the Shoal River in Mossy Head.

His car was par­tially sub­merged and his body was float­ing face-down nearby.

At a Wal­mart store in Marksville, Louisiana, se­vere weather blew out sky­lights, send­ing water and glass cas­cad­ing onto shocked shop­pers.

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