Winds, flooding blamed for deaths in South

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Highway workers inspect the damage to Hwy. 49 in Otwell, Ark. after high winds derailed more than a dozen train cars on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Strong winds and flooding led to the deaths of at least three people in the South on Thursday as powerful thunderstorms moved through the region. (AP Photo/The Sun, Staci Vandagriff)

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Strong winds and flooding led to the deaths of at least three people in the South on Thursday as powerful thunderstorms moved through several states.

In Arkansas, two people were killed as strong winds toppled trees. Craighead County Coroner Toby Emerson said one man died in Jonesboro when a tree fell on his home, while Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Brandon Morris said another person was killed when a tree fell on a van in in the town of Black Rock. (AP)

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