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Children among the rising death toll from twister

4 years 2 days 18 hours ago May 20, 2013 May 20, 2013 Monday, May 20 2013 May 20, 2013 9:58 PM in News
Source: WBRZ, Associated Press
By: Trey Schmaltz

MOORE, Okla.- Children are among the rising injuries and deaths after a mile-wide tornado tore apart a town just outside Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.

Leaders at two hospitals said they've been treating more than 120 patients and almost half are children. As many as 51 people were killed, including twenty children and the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office said Monday night the death toll was rising.

At two hospitals, patients range from minor injuries to critical condition.

The tornado caused significant damage at an elementary school where youngsters were pulled from the rubble.

Red Cross volunteers from South Louisiana are on alert, and could be sent to Moore soon.
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