At least 13 people were killed as tornadoes hit the states of Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas, authorities announced on Wednesday.

The new bout of deadly weather comes after at least 124 people died and 750 were injured in Joplin, Missouri, when a tornado leveled the city's downtown area, including many homes, Sunday night.

The National Weather Service also detected tornadoes in Dallas and several counties in North Texas.

On Wednesday morning, authorities in Oklahoma said that at least eight people died Tuesday as tornadoes swept through portions of Oklahoma, while Arkansas police said that at least three people died in the storms in that state and Kansas authorities reported two deaths.