Alabama storm survivors rescue report untrue

PHIL CAMPBELL, Alabama Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:21pm EDT

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PHIL CAMPBELL, Alabama (Reuters) - An Alabama emergency services official said a report he gave earlier of three survivors from the deadly U.S. tornado outbreak being pulled alive from wreckage on Saturday was not true.

Mark Kelly, spokesman for Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency, had announced the three people were found alive in a basement in Concord, Alabama.

"That report unfortunately is not true. No one was found. We had earlier confirmed that based on information we had received from some of our people working in the field," Kelly told CNN.

"We followed up on it and have discovered that it is not in fact the case," Kelly added.

(Reporting by Peter Cooney, Verna Gates; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

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