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Deadly tornado rips through southeast Alabama, killing at least 23 people

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Death toll is expected to rise

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At least 23 people are dead and several more are missing after a deadly tornado tore through southeast Alabama on Sunday.

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In a news conference, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones compared the destruction to what would happen "if someone had taken a blade and just scraped the ground." Residents had only about five minutes to find cover. Multiple children, including a 6-year-old, were among those killed.

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