Downed tree and debris from Van, Texas is scattered around the town Monday, May 11, 2015, after severe weather pushed through the area in the early morning hours. Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage Monday after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities in Texas and Arkansas, killing at least five people.
Downed tree and debris from Van, Texas is scattered around the town Monday, May 11, 2015, after severe weather pushed through the area in the early morning hours. Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage Monday after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities in Texas and Arkansas, killing at least five people. AP Photos - Todd Yates

Tornado kills 4, injures dozens in the US

A STRONG storm in Texas and Arnkansas brought a tornado responsible for killing four and injuring dozens  according to reports coming out of the US.

The EF3 tornado hit Van, Texas, with the storm damaging 30% of the small city. 

EF3 tornadoes are defined as having wind speeds of between 218kmh and 266kmh and are known to demolish houses and flip trains.

"It's a terrible thing to have to deal with something like this," Van Mayor Dean Stone told the LA Times.

"You never expect to have to deal with something like this, but here we are, we're dealing with it."


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