6th deadliest tornado in US history

A twister packed winds estimated at 170 mph and chewed a path of destruction nearly a mile wide in Lee County, Alabama, March 3.

The tornado’s toll stood at 23 people dead in this rural community in Lee County a day later.

Others missing have been accounted for.

See photos of the devastation.

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