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Tornadoes kill six in Tennessee

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Tennessee residents try to salvage their belongings after tornadoes hit Saturday afternoon.

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Severe thunderstorms accompanied by tornadoes killed at least six people on Saturday in Tennessee, in the southern United States, and caused considerable damage, according to local emergency services.

At this time, we can confirm that three people, two adults and one child, were killed in a tornado this afternoon. Twenty-three people were also treated in hospital, authorities in Montgomery County, Tennessee, said on their Facebook page.

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Three more deaths were reported in suburban Nashville, the Nashville Office of Emergency Management reported on Network X (formerly Twitter).

More than 80,000 people were without power in the state on Saturday evening, according to the specialist site PowerOutage.us.

It's a sad day for our community. We pray for those who are injured, who have lost loved ones or their homes.

A quote from Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden

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Local authorities are on the ground assessing the damage after the tornadoes hit.

Authorities have asked the population to stay off the roads as emergency services are on site.

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The national meteorological service had issued, earlier in the afternoon of Saturday, a warning of ;tornado emergency affecting several Nashville suburbs.

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