Children killed as tree crashes onto car amid US storm

By Adam Arnold, news reporter

At least four people have reportedly been killed, including three children, in powerful storms that hit the southern United States, bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall.

A three-year-old and an eight-year-old died after a tree fell onto the back of their family car in Lufkin, Texas, NBC News said. Their parents who were in the front were uninjured,

In West Monroe, Louisiana, a 13-year-old boy drowned in a drainage canal in what officials believe was a weather-related incident, the report said.

Image: In Franklin, Texas, a tornado badly damaged homes

Streets had been closed in the city and a flood warning was issued for the area.

A fourth person who died in the storms was a woman killed by weather-related debris near Weches in Houston County, Texas.


On my way to Franklin with my youngest son for his Select Ball tournament, which turned into a storm chase. Was too far behind to get to the Franklin tornado, but did see some funnel clouds w/another supercell that blew up SE of the Franklin storm. Pray for those impacted.

— Neil Sanger (@Doc_Sanger) April 13, 2019

In Franklin, Texas, a tornado with winds up to 140mph overturned mobile homes and damaged other properties, injuring about a dozen people.

NBC quoted Robertson County emergency management coordinator Billy Huggins as saying: "A strip of homes on the other side of town over here are completely gone, just gone, everything is gone."

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