US: 91 killed in deadly tornado in Oklahoma City suburb

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Oklahoma City, May 21: Emergency workers were frenetically searching for survivors amid the debris after a massive tornado ravaged an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday afternoon. Homes, primary schools and a hospital were razed to the ground by the nature's fury.

At least 91 people were feared to be dead, including children, while over 200 were injured. [See: Death toll revised to 24]

The 3-kilometre wide tornado tore through Moore town outside Oklahoma City, trapping people beneath the ruble. One elementary school (Plaza Towers Elementary School) was completely destroyed by the tornado while another was badly impacted.


A berieved President Barack Obama declared the affected parts a major disaster area and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local rescue efforts in Moore. Monday's tornado is the deadliest tornado that the US has seen since the once which killed 161 people in Joplin in Missouri in 2011.

Reports said the latest tornado closely followed the path of the deadly F5 tornado that touched down near Chickasha, also in Oklahoma.

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