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4 dead, others critically injured in Washington County

PEKIN,IN (WAVE) - Four people are dead and another four are left criticallyinjured after a storm hit Washington County Friday afternoon.

Ofthe four who died, Sheriff Claude Combs said he believes one was an infant, onewas a child and the other two victims were adults. They died in their home onOld Pekin Road.

Eight or nine additional people had less serious injuries and were taken to localhospitals.

SheriffCombs said they have stopped search and rescue operations because they believethey have found everyone who was originally unaccounted for.

Crewswill begin to access the damage first thing Saturday morning.  

Thedamage in the area is intense and there is a lot if destruction if both homesand businesses.

Manyroads are still closed with power lines down.  A shelter has been set upat the senior center in Salem for anyone who needs it.

The Sheriff said the tornados path came in on HornerChapel Road and went out the same path that it powered in.

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