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Storms kill 9 people in Arkansas; small town nearly destroyed

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The death toll in Arkansas has risen to
nine. A county coroner says a fifth person has been found dead in
flooding in Bentonville in the northwest part of the state.
Benton County Coroner Daniel Oxford said Tuesday the latest
victim had been riding in a small pickup truck in which another
victim was found earlier in the day.
Oxford says the second body was found downstream from the truck,
which got caught in a swollen creek inside Bentonville's city
limits sometime overnight.
Three other flood victims died in two other northwest Arkansas
counties. Another four people were killed in a tornado in the
central Arkansas town of Vilonia.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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