06 Mar '11, 2am

A tornado slammed a south-western Louisiana town on Saturday, killing a woman and injuring 11 other people

A tornado slammed a south-western Louisiana town on Saturday, killing a woman and injuring 11 other people

A tornado slammed a south-western Louisiana town on Saturday, killing a woman and injuring 11 other people. More than 100 homes were damaged, many of them destroyed. -- PHOTO: AP RAYNE - A TORNADO slammed a south-western Louisiana town on Saturday, killing a woman and injuring 11 other people. More than 100 homes were damaged, many of them destroyed, authorities said, and about 1,500 people were evacuated because of natural gas leaks. The 21-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on her house, said Maxine Trahan, a spokesman for the Acadia Parish sheriff. Debris was littered throughout Rayne, the town of about 8,500 people, after a line of violent thunderstorms moved through the area and left behind a swath of damage about 4.8km long. Ms Trahan said the natural gas leaks, which were later fixed, delayed authorities trying to count how many homes and businesses were dam...

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