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Disasters with highest death tolls - The Great Natchez Tornado

Time: Thursday May 7, 1840

Place: Natchez and Mississippi, U.S.

Details: The Great Natchez Tornado hit Natchez, Mississippi, on Thursday, May 7, 1840. This tornado was the second deadliest tornado in United States history; at least 317 people were killed and at least 109 were injured.



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