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Louisiana left without power, Mississippi highway collapses in Ida’s wake

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By Rich McKay (Reuters) – Two people were killed and 10 injured in a road collapse on a Mississippi highway likely triggered by heavy rains unleashed by Hurricane Ida, a powerful storm that left Louisiana and neighboring states without power, officials said on Tuesday. Three people among those injured were in critical condition, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol. The collapse affected a portion of Highway 26 in George County, about 53 miles northeast of Biloxi. “We’ve had a lot of rain with Ida, torrential,” Mississippi Highway Patrol officer Calvin Robertson said. “Part of the highw…

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