Amid the wreckage, a hunt for keepsakes of tornado victims

Amid the wreckage, a hunt for keepsakes of tornado victims

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Volunteers helped clear debris-clogged roads and donated money to help pay for the funerals of 23 people killed by a devastating tornado in Alabama, where grieving survivors hunted amid twisted wreckage for keepsakes to help them remember the dead.

Bobby Kidd sifted through the scattered remains of the home that exploded as his grandson, 6-year-old AJ Hernandez, was taking shelter in a closet with his father and brother. The tornado’s impact sent all three flying and wrenched both boys from their father’s arms, Kidd said.

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