Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tornado death toll set to rise: Rescuers search for MORE victims swept away in flooding caused by Oklahoma tornado after girl, 4, drowned as she tried to escape with destruction with her family

The body of a four-year-old girl has been recovered after she was swept away by rising floodwaters following Friday's violent storms which swept through Oklahoma City, police have revealed. Other family members, believed to include a 21-year-old adult male and children aged four, three and five months, remain unaccounted for. Nine people are confirmed dead and more than 100 injured following the storms which buffered not only Oklahoma but also Missouri and Illinois. The storms have subsided by Saturday morning, as people started to inspect their damaged homes and businesses. Heavy rains have also increased the threat of flash floods in the wake of the storms.