(NBC NEWS) At least 10 people were killed, including a young boy, after a spring-like storm system swept across the southeast.
The storms mixed with unseasonably warm weather, spawning tornadoes that killed people in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Scores were injured.
Initially, authorities had said the death toll was at 7 across three states. The youngest victim was a 7-year-old in Holly Springs, Mississippi, who was killed in a van on Highway 7 as storms swept through the town, according to Marshall County Coroner James Anderson. Tree limbs and debris covered the highway Thursday, and emergency crews worked to restore downed power lines.
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