Oklahoma City: Cries of ‘help’ heard in rubble of flattened elementary school

May 20, 2013

Rescuers have reported hearing cries for help from beneath the rubble at an elementary school that was flattened after a two mile-wide tornado touched down in a highly-populated suburb of Oklahoma City on Monday in one of the worst storms the area has ever seen.

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KWTV reports that a three-month-old baby and a four-year-old child are among the dead in the area of Moore, Oklahoma, and three people have been killed at a 7-Eleven. Nine are in critical condition, nine are in serious condition and seven are in fair condition, with two children – but these numbers are expected to rise.

  • Two entire schools flattened in Moore, Oklahoma after monster tornado touched down just after 3pm local time
  • Early reports: At least 15 children are trapped under debris at one of the schools, Plaza Towers Elementary
  • Children told to hold on to the walls, while teachers shielding the students with their bodies
  • Hundreds of homes wiped out and more than 8,000 people left without power
  • Reports that the devastating tornado appeared larger than 1999 storm in the area that left 36 people dead
  • More tornadoes now heading east towards Meaker, Ryan and Wilson in Oklahoma


Much more via US tornadoes:  Mail Online.


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  1. Ragspierre says:

    Liberal/Writer/Producer/Comedian Lizz Winstead the co-creator of The Daily Show tweeted this out following the news that Moore, Oklahoma was destroyed by a tornado.

    This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives.

    — Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) May 20, 2013