US tornadoes toll rises over 350, thousands homeless

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  • Deaths in worst-hit state, Alabama, climb to 255

  • Survivors in shelters, camped out in shattered homes

  • Property insurance losses estimated at $2 bln to $5 bln

By Verna Gates

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala., April 30 (Reuters) - The death toll from the second deadliest U.S. tornado outbreak on record rose above 350 on Saturday as thousands of stunned survivors camped out in the shattered shells of their homes or moved into shelters or with friends.

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