International: Six killed as storms batter South US

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 17:45

Six people died after storms battered the South United States from Sunday into Monday.

A man in his mid-60s was killed in his mobile home in Whitmire, South Carolina, Monday after the home was struck by an unconfirmed tornado and the home flipped several times, Union County Sheriff David Taylor told ABC News.

The man was identified by the Union County Coroner's Office as J.C. Matthews, Jr., 65.

He was found after Matthews' brother discovered the home overturned and called emergency personnel for help.

Over 10 million are in the severe weather threat zone through Monday evening.

Tornado watches are in effect from the Florida Panhandle to southern North Carolina.

There have been at least 16 reported tornadoes from Texas to Georgia since Sunday morning.

The weather has led to the postponement of a welcome home party for South Carolina's national championship women's basketball team, according to The Associated Press. The event will be rescheduled for a later date.

SOURCE: http://abcnews.go.com/

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