At least 11 dead as tornadoes strike Dallas

Tornado damage in Glenn Heights, Texas
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At least 11 people died as tornadoes struck the Dallas area Saturday night, ABC News reports. Five of the deaths occurred when one tornado pushed cars off of an overpass into the interstate traffic below, officials said.

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About 50,000 people were without power after as many 11 tornadoes swept the region, The New York Times reports. In all, more than 20 people have died this week as storms ravage the South.

Update, 8:48 a.m.: This story has been updated to reflect the current death toll in the Dallas area.

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