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3 Children, 1 Woman Killed as Powerful Storms Sweep Southern US

Two children died in Texas when a tree fell on the car they were in, and a boy in Louisiana drowned in a drainage area, officials said

In Texas two children, ages 8 and 3, died when a tree fell on a car Saturday afternoon, trapping them inside, Angelina County Sheriff's Department told NBC News. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

In West Monroe, Louisiana, a 13-year-old boy drowned in a drainage area in what officials believe was a weather-related incident, said Glen Springfield, spokesman for the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office. Several streets had been closed in the city of around 13,000 and a flood warning had been issued for the area, officials said.

A fourth person who died in the storms was a woman killed by weather-related debris near the community of Weches in Houston County, Texas, the sheriff’s office said.

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