Kentucky says death toll in state from tornadoes rises to 18

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Posted: Mar 03, 2012 2:23 PM
Kentucky says death toll in state from tornadoes rises to 18

(Reuters) - The confirmed death toll from Friday's band of tornadoes in Kentucky is 18, a spokeswoman for the state's Emergency Management office said on Saturday, bringing the overall death toll from storms that raged across the U.S. midsection to 35.

The worst-hit area in terms of deaths was Laurel County, with five, she said.

(Reporting By Ian Simpson; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)