25 May '11, 12am

Oklahoma hit by new twisters, 2 dead

Oklahoma hit by new twisters, 2 dead

JOPLIN, Missouri: New storms on Wednesday threatened a devastated Missouri town still looking for survivors from one of the strongest tornadoes on record after deadly twisters struck neighboring US states. A series of tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma late Tuesday, killing four people in a rural county and injuring another 60 across the state, according to local officials, who said the tornadoes narrowly missed the state capital. "This is a very dangerous time right now," Governor Mary Fallin told CNN on Tuesday, urging Oklahomans to immediately take shelter from "several... huge tornadoes on the ground." The belt of severe weather stretched across Oklahoma, northern Texas and Kansas, where two people died when high winds hurled a tree into a van on a highway, according to the state's emergency management agency. The fresh storms threatened Missouri, where rescue workers ...

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