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The 6-year-old girl was found upside down in a tree after a 165 mph tornado blew her hundreds of meters from her home

A YOUNG girl was found unconscious and upside down in a tree after a tornado blew her hundreds of meters from her home.

Miriam Rios, 6, is currently in critical condition in the hospital after the tornado with winds up to 165 mph tore through her hometown of Salado, Texas on Tuesday night.

Miriam Rios is currently in critical condition in hospital

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Miriam Rios is currently in critical condition in hospital
Only the foundations remain of the Rios family home in Salado, central Texas

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Only the foundations remain of the Rios family home in Salado, central TexasPhoto credit: gofundme

Her family’s mobile home was completely destroyed.

Miriam’s family, including mother Vanessa, father Joel and one-year-old baby Ezra, were all thrown in different directions when the tornado struck.

The family had initially attempted to flee to safety but were forced to turn back when hail began to fall, Miriam’s uncle Stephen Perez said KWTX.

After the storm passed, Vanessa, who was pregnant, and Joel were thrown to opposite ends of the field in front of their home, while Ezra also landed in the field.

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Miriam was hanged upside down in a cedar tree hundreds of yards from her home.

“Her mother remembers waking up, rolling on her side and seeing her daughter in a tree and she couldn’t get up or do anything. She just rolled over and cried,” Perez said.

The entire family was rushed to the hospital and Vanessa Rios learned that she had miscarried her baby.

The other family members underwent multiple surgeries, including repairing broken pelvic bones and correcting spinal cord injuries, Perez revealed.

Little Ezra avoided the more serious injuries and will be the first in the family to leave the hospital, he added.

However, once the family recovers from their ordeal, they will have no home to return to as their home has been reduced to rubble and their belongings destroyed.

“It’s just the foundation that’s left. There’s absolutely nothing,” Perez said. “And (my sister) was really proud of that home.”

Perez set one up GoFundMe page to help the struggling family and has already managed to raise more than $57,000 from a goal of $80,000.

“With the family indoors while the tornado takes away everything they worked so desperately hard for; They manage to hold on to each other,” Perez wrote.

“Our goal is to raise $80,000 to help rebuild her home and get her back on her feet. And to give them the hope and motivation to keep fighting,” he added.

A total of 23 people were injured when the storm hit Salado in central Texas on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service in Forth Worth said Wednesday the tornado was classified as an EF3 with peak winds of 165 mph.

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Earlier this week, a 20-year-old woman died in Arkansas after a tree fell on their RV following a massive storm in Rison community, about 45 miles south of Little Rock.

More than 62 million Americans in the South and Central United States were hit hard weatherthat bring blizzards, fires and storms to the region.

A total of 23 people were injured when the tornado swept through Salado

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A total of 23 people were injured when the tornado swept through SaladoPhoto credit: Reuters

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