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Oklahoma twister tears apart two schools

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May 21, 2013 - 8:06 AM

UPDATE: MAY 21 12:10 p.m.

The death toll has been more accurately reported at 25 as schools and buildings are leveled in twister that has devastated parts of Oklahoma.

A tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., on May 20, 2013, flattening many homes, two elementary schools and a medical centre.

CBC reports the number of deaths caused by the Oklahoma tornado may yet rise, Gov. Mary Fallin indicated Tuesday, saying there have been 237 injuries reported in the aftermath of the storm 16 kilometres south of Oklahoma City.

The tornado packed 320 km/h winds, flattened two elementary schools and many homes, leaving 24 people dead, including nine children.

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MOORE, Okla. - The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says the official death toll in the aftermath of a massive tornado that slammed the Oklahoma City area remains at 51 but is expected to rise.

Spokeswoman Amy Elliott told The Associated Press early Tuesday that officials could see as many as 40 more deaths from Monday's twister.

The tornado tore through parts of suburban Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon, flattening entire neighbourhoods with winds up to 200 mph (320 kph) and landing a direct blow on an elementary school in Moore.

At least 20 of the confirmed dead are children.


AP photographer describes rescuers pulling kids out of rubble at Okla. school hit by tornado

Crews race to find survivors of Oklahoma Twister

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Watch as the tornado first begins to form.


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