Oklahoma tornado: Death toll revised to 24

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Washington, May 21: The medical examiner's office in Oklahoma City revised the death toll to at least 24, according to BBC reports. Earlier reports said that at least 91 people were feared dead, including 20 children.

Frenetic rescue operations were underway after a deadly tornado swept through a Oklahoma City suburb on Tuesday. The monstrous tornado saw storm blowing at a speed of 320km/hour.


The town of Moore was badly impacted in the tornado, with two elementary schools and a hospital besides several houses razed to the ground. Moore has a population of about 41,000.

More than 120 people were being treated at hospitals, including 50 children. Authorities said there could be around 40 more fatalities from the tornado.

President Barack Obama declared a state of Emergency in Oklahoma and ordered federal aid. He also spoke to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and expressed his concern.

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