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4 reported dead after tornadoes in Massachusetts

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | 8:56 p.m. CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says four people are dead after at least two tornadoes swept through western and central parts of the state.

He said two people died in Westfield, one in West Springfield and one in the town of Brimfield. He said he did not have details about the circumstances.

The storms have also caused an unknown number of injuries and extensive damage.

Patrick declared a state of emergency and called up 1,000 National Guard troops.

One of the tornadoes struck in Springfield, the state's third largest city.

 


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