Mississippi death toll increases from April 27 storms - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Mississippi death toll increases from April 27 storms

MONROE COUNTY (Mississippi News Now) -

The death toll has risen in connection to last week's tornadoes in the Magnolia State.

The Monroe County Coroner reports the latest death was a Smithville resident who died Wednesday morning in a hospital after being injured in the April 27 storm.

This brings the total death count to 15 in Smithville and to 16 total deaths in Monroe County.

There are now a total of 36 storm related deaths and 163 injuries from that storm system throughout the state.

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