The tornado split into three funnels
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Deadly tornados sweep through southern US

Pictures have emerged of deadly tornados that swept through the southern US states of Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The amateur footage was taken in Crittenden County, Arkansas and shows one of the tornados splitting into three funnels.

The storms left at least nine people dead and destroyed school buildings and dozens of homes.

The National Weather Service said at least 10 tornados struck the central and southern plains regions of the US on Thursday.

Pictures courtesy of Holy Tornado

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