Saturday, June 1, 2013

Five Killed As Tornado Hits Oklahoma City

Oklahoma police officers have said a mother and baby were among five killed after a tornado struck a highway near Oklahoma City.

Highway Patrol trooper Betsey Randolph said officers found the bodies of the woman and her daughter near a vehicle along Interstate 40 between El Reno and Yukon.

The tornado hit during evening rush hour, smashing vehicles along a major highway near the city, with reports of several motorists injured and others missing.

The Oklahoma medical examiner's office confirmed five people had been killed, and 50 others hurt - five of them critically.