Tornado kills 2 in Manatee County

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DUETTE, Fla. (AP) – Two people are dead and five injured after a tornado touched down in central Florida.

That’s according to the Manatee County sheriff, who says the victims were in a mobile home. He says a man was killed and his wife later died of a heart attack. Their adult son and four grandchildren are being treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The National Weather Service says the twister was one of two tornadoes that hit overnight. The other struck near the beach community of Siesta Key in Sarasota County.

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