Texas Tornadoes Kill 11 In Dallas Area

Texas---tornadoesNew tornadoes have buffeted the US State of Texas killing 11 people, and raising the death toll to 29 in a week of storms in several US states.

Five people in cars were probably blown off a motorway in Garland, near Dallas. Another three bodies were found in nearby towns.

Reports say churches were destroyed, cars mangled and trees toppled across a wide area.

Weather officials are predicting that Texas and Oklahoma could suffer a “historic blizzard”, bringing up to 16in (41cm) of snow.

The storms across Southern US have been unusually powerful for winter.

Garland Police believed that “winds from a tornado that passed through” the town late on Saturday were the cause of car accidents.