Tornado causes damage to US university

Last updated 16:32 11/02/2013
tornado
REUTERS
DAMAGING TORNADO: A tornado is pictured near Hattiesburg, Mississippi in this handout image.

Relevant offers

World

Ebola toll tops 10,000 High school shooting: 2 dead, shooter's chilling tweets Woman who claimed rape put to death Overdoses suspected in Sydney rail deaths Gun politics to fore after shooting Murdered man to be buried in NZ Texas Ebola nurse out of hospital, meets Obama Two police deputies shot dead in California Queen sends her first tweet ... well, sort of 'We did not start this': Putin shifts Ukraine blame

A tornado struck the south-central Mississippi town of Hattiesburg on Sunday (Monday, NZT), causing damage to the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi, authorities said.

CNN reported at least three people injured.

"A tornado did touchdown in Hattiesburg" at about 5.30pm local time, Jim Hennessey, a spokesman for the Forrest County Emergency Management District.

"We're still getting damage reports," he told Reuters. "We haven't been able to verify the location where it touched down, and we have no verified reports of injuries at this time."

He added that there was unspecified damage to the USM campus, and CNN reported that a local high school was hit by the twister. CNN also broadcast footage of the tornado that was posted to YouTube.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content