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Search for US tornado survivors

At least 24 people are confirmed dead, including nine children, and many are missing after a tornado tore through Oklahoma City on Monday, US officials say.

Rescue teams in Oklahoma city are still searching for survivors after the tornado, which was two miles in width, roared through a suburb of the city on Monday afternoon, flattening everything in its path.

Worst hit was Moore, south of the city, where neighbourhoods were flattened and schools destroyed by winds of up to 200mph (320km/h).

Alastair Leithead reports.

  • 21 May 2013
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