US rescuers search for tornado survivors | Rescuers have sifted through rubble searching for survivors after a 3km-wide tornado packing 320kph-strong winds devastated Oklahoma City suburbs, killing at least 24 people, injuring at least 230 and leaving dozens missing.
The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office said on Tuesday that 20 children were among those confirmed dead and the death toll was expected to rise.
US president Barack Obama called the devastation “one of the most destructive tornados in history”.
US President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma after a 3km-wide tornado packing winds of up to 320kph tore through the state capital killing at least 51 people, including 20 children, and injuring at least 230.
The Oklahoma medical examiner’s office said it was expecting the death toll to rise to 91 people.
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