Texas tornado: At least 5 reportedly killed, dozens injured

A tornado that touched down in Texas Saturday reportedly left one dead, dozens injured and caused major damage.

According to KXAS-TV, five people died in the tornado. Rebecca Berkley, a spokeswoman for ETMC Regional Healthcare Systems, said its hospitals in the area have received 47 patients so far, including one in critical condition. She added that a handful of other patients were en route following the storm.

Five tornadoes touched down across Van Zandt and Henderson counties, KLTV reported. The towns of Canton, Eustace and Fruitvale all suffered major damage from the storms, the Dallas Morning News reported. National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Fox said at least one tornado hit Canton.

Video from local television stations shows uprooted threes, damaged homes and overturned cars along roadways. A local car dealership also was hit.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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