Oklahoma: two killed and 29 hurt in tornado as storms death toll climbs


  • Week of storms and flooding across southern plains states
  • Motel near Oklahoma City destroyed in ‘traumatic event’

A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others, authorities said on Sunday.

The twister touched down in El Reno, about 25 miles west of Oklahoma City, late on Saturday night. It crossed an interstate and hit the American Budget Value Inn before ripping through the Skyview Estates trailer park, flipping and leveling homes, El Reno’s mayor, Matt White, said at a news conference.

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Source: The Guardian - Natural disasters and extreme weather