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Tornado Kills Boy, Injures 30, Wrecks School in Alabama Town

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Tornado Kills Boy, Injures 30, Wrecks School in Alabama Town

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FULTONDALE, Ala.—A teenager sheltering in his basement was killed and several family members were critically injured when a tornado blew a tree onto their home in Alabama, police said Tuesday. The twister injured at least 30 people overall as it carved a 10-mile path of destruction Monday night in the northern suburbs of Birmingham. It struck an area severely harmed by a much larger tornado a decade ago. Pieces of buildings, furniture, appliances and trees were strewn about and vehicles ended up in awkward positions, as if a child had scattered a collection of Matchbox cars. One car landed upside down against some tree branches on a large pile of debris. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday morning, and several of his family members were critically injured when their home collapsed, trapping them in the basement, Fultondale Police Chief D.P. Smith said. “They were doing what they …

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