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Springfield Hospital Treats 25 For Storm Injuries

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A police officer checks on people in a house after a reported tornado struck Springfield Wednesday. (AP)
A police officer checks on people in a house after a reported tornado struck Springfield Wednesday. (AP)

A spokeswoman for Springfield's largest hospital says it treated 25 people for injuries suffered in the tornadoes and severe thunderstorms that struck the city.

Of the 25 treated at Baystate Medical Center, 10 suffered traumatic injuries and at least two underwent surgery on Wednesday night.

Spokeswoman Jane Alberts says most of the injuries were the result of people being struck by objects traveling at a high speed.

State authorities say four people died (Update: One death may not be storm-related) as a result of the extreme weather, but Alberts says Baystate did not deal with any fatalities.

Public health officials say about 200 people have sought some sort of medical treatment for storm-related injuries regionwide.

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