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Many children among 91 feared dead in tornado-hit Oklahoma

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/05/2013

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MOORE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - At least 91 people, including 20 children, were feared killed when a 2 mile wide tornado tore through an Oklahoma City suburb, trapping victims beneath the rubble as one elementary school took a direct hit and another was destroyed.
President Barack Obama declared a major disaster area in Oklahoma, ordering federal aid to supplement state and local efforts in Moore after the deadliest U.S. tornado since one killed 161 people in Joplin, Missouri, two years ago.
Emergency crews were desperately searching the wreckage of Plaza Towers Elementary School that took a direct hit from the tornado on Monday afternoon, Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb told CNN.
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"Many children among 91 feared dead in tornado-hit Oklahoma", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 13/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/many-children-among-91-feared-dead-in-tornado-hit-oklahoma