10 people unaccounted for following Texas storms



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VAN, Texas (AP) — At least ten adults are unaccounted for after a severe storm hit the East Texas town of Van, injuring more than two dozen people. Van is about 70 miles southeast of Dallas.

Van Zandt County Fire Marshal Chuck Allen says 26 people were taken to hospitals by emergency personnel and an unknown number of others may have been taken to hospitals by private vehicles.

Authorities say 30 percent of Van has damage and about 50 people are in a shelter at a church.

The National Weather Service believes at least one tornado hit the town yesterday, but weather experts will survey the damage today.

Utility Oncor (ON'-kor) says nearly 11,000 customers are without electricity, including the Van area.

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