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Update: Authorities now say 10 dead from storms in southern Illinois

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities say 10 people have been killed in southern Illinois by severe storms that slammed the Midwest.

A spokeswoman for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency says the coroner's office in the small town of Harrisburg has reported the updated death toll.

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The storm hit the area around 5 a.m., causing widespread damage.

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