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Grief, despair in small Kentucky town after devastating tornadoes

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Mayfield (United States) (AFP) – Buildings razed, cars overturned, trees ripped from the ground — there were end-of-the-world scenes in the small Kentucky town of Mayfield. Stunned and shaken, its residents on Saturday tried to grasp the extent of the damage caused by a series of tornadoes that swept across six US states, killing more than 80 people. On Broadway, the main street in this town of 10,000 people, old red brick buildings that were once a source of local pride were shattered by the storm. The city courthouse lost a part of its roof, as well as its tower and clock. Two nearby church…

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