At least seven people have been killed as tornadoes tore through rural Mississippi and Alabama.

A map of Mississippi's tornado-affected areas in previous years.

(Associated Press)

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] The rural areas of Mississippi and Alabama in the southern United States were hit by a tornado on the evening of the 24th local time. At least 7 people were killed as a result, buildings were damaged, power outages and other disasters followed. There was also golf ball-sized hail causing damage along the way.

According to the Associated Press, the US National Weather Service stated that the tornado first raged about 96 kilometers northeast of Jackson, Mississippi, and moved northeast at a speed of 113 kilometers per hour, all the way across Silver City, Mississippi. City, Rolling Fork, Winon, Amory, etc., and into Alabama.

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The U.S. National Weather Service issued a warning when a tornado struck, calling on people on the path to take shelter as soon as possible. Houses and vehicles may suffer considerable damage or even be completely destroyed.

Angelia Easton (Angelia Easton), the Sharkey County medical examiner in Rolling Fork, said afterwards that the tornado killed at least seven people in Mississippi.

The local disaster in Rolling Fork appeared to be quite serious. Mayor Walker (Eldridge Walker) said rescuers were continuing to send injured people to the hospital, but he did not know how many people were injured.

Sharkey County has received many reports of disasters, including natural gas leaks, people trapped under rubble piles, etc., and some law enforcement agencies have lost contact.