Oklahoma Tornado: 24 Dead, Including 9 Kids
MOORE, Okla. — Even for a city toughened by disaster, Moore has never seen this kind of devastation.
A massive, howling tornado pulverized a vast swath of the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, chewing up homes and businesses, and severely damaging a hospital and two elementary schools.
The storm carved a trail through the area as much as two miles wide and 22 miles long, officials said.
The storm killed dozens, but amid the confusion of search and rescue efforts, a precise death toll was hard to come by. Hundreds of people were injured.
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