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US toddler survives tornado that killed her family
CHICAGO, March 4 (BSS/AFP) - A two-year-old girl survived a
terrifying tornado that killed her parents and siblings at the
weekend, US media reported, noting that she was in critical
condition in hospital.

The unidentified toddler was found lying among the bodies of
her family in a field near a flattened home in New Pekin,
Indiana, said hospital staff.

"She continues to remain in critical condition," Cis
Gruebbel, a nurse at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, in
neighboring Kentucky, told local media.

"The two-year-old lost her mum and dad, two-month old
sister, and three- year-old brother in the storm last night."

The tornadoes have killed at least 37 people and injured
hundreds, tearing across the US heartland and virtually wiping
out communities.

Even as stunned Americans grappled with the magnitude of the
destruction brought by Friday's twisters, the National Weather
Service (NWS) issued new tornado warnings for parts of Georgia
and Florida, in the country's southeast.

President Barack Obama called the governors of Indiana,
Kentucky and Ohio to offer condolences for the dead and said the
federal emergency management agency stood ready to help, the
White House said.

Deaths were reported in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama and
Georgia as the storm system moved eastward.
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