At Least 51 Dead in Mile-Wide Oklahoma Tornado

"At least 51 people -- including at least 20 children -- were killed when a massive tornado struck an area outside Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon, officials said."

"Seven of those children were killed at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, according to a police official.

Early Tuesday, emergency personnel continued to scour the school's rubble -- a scene of twisted I-beams and crumbled cinder blocks.

The tornado was estimated to be at least two miles wide at one point as it moved through Moore, in the southern part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, KFOR reported. Video from CNN affiliates showed a funnel cloud stretching from the sky to the ground, kicking up debris."

CNN had the story with latest developments May 21, 2013.


"Vast Oklahoma Tornado Kills at Least 91" (New York Times)

"Oklahoma Devastated by Second Round of Twisters" (Oklahoman)

Source: CNN, 05/21/2013