US & Canada

Powerful storms kill at least three in Virginia

An overturned car rest on a highway next to the foundation of a mobile home that was throw across the highway by a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Image copyright AP
Image caption The small town of Waverly, Virginia, may have been hit by a tornado

At least three people are dead and thousands lost power after a strong storm system barrelled up the east coast of the US.

The victims were killed in the town of Waverly, Virginia, which was hit with winds up to more than 60mph (97kph).

The same system, which spawned several tornadoes, destroyed hundreds of homes in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida on Tuesday, killing three others.

Forecasters said more than 80 million people were in the path of the storm.

Tornado warnings were issued for the densely populated region between Washington and Philadelphia.