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Some hurt, missing after tornado hits East Texas town of Van

VAN, Texas — At least 10 adults are unaccounted for after a tornado hit the East Texas town of Van, injuring more than two dozen people.

Van Zandt County Fire Marshal Chuck Allen said Monday that 26 people were transported to hospitals by emergency personnel. Allen says an unknown number of others went by private vehicle for care after Sunday night’s storm.

He had no further details on the 10 missing people in Van, a town of about 2,600 located 70 miles southeast of Dallas.

Allen says 30 percent of Van has damage and about 50 people were in a shelter at a church.

The National Weather Service believes at least one tornado hit Van, with damage to be surveyed Monday.

Oncor (ON’-kor) reported nearly 11,000 customers without electricity Monday, including the Van area.

In related news, Risk of tornadoes persists after 1 killed Saturday.

This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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