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Search for Survivors Begins in Oklahoma City Suburb

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UPDATE/MOORE, Okla. --Officials have confirmed at least 91 people have been killed in the Moore tornado Monday.

The medical examiner's office confirmed at least 233 people have been injured.

That number is expected to rise.

 

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The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says at least 51 people have been killed by a tornado that hit suburban Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon.

Spokeswoman Amy Elliott says the death toll is expected to rise. Elliott didn't know how many of those killed were children.

 

MOORE, Okla. (AP) - A mix of volunteers and first responders are combing through debris in an Oklahoma City suburb looking for survivors.
    
The city of Moore, Okla., was hit by a mile-wide tornado on Monday afternoon.
    
People wearing neon-green vests were joined by residents in the search through rubble. Neighborhoods are flattened and homes blown apart.
    
Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department says an elementary school took a direct hit from the mile-wide tornado, but did not say which school was hit.
    
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
    
Shards of wood and pieces of insulation were strewn everywhere. Television footage also showed first responders picking through rubble and twisted metal.

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