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Oklahoma tornado kills at least two, destroys buildings, say US reports

Published on Apr 28, 2014 10:21 AM
Thunderstorms supercells pass through areas in Vinson, Oklahoma on April 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP/Reuters) - A tornado killed at least two people and destroyed buildings on Sunday in the US state of Oklahoma, officials and local reports said, with forecasters warning of more to come.

The twister in the town of Quapaw was one of several triggered by a major storm front moving through the Midwest and South.

"There have been numerous homes and buildings damaged and some destroyed," Ms Keli Cain of the Oklahoma Emergency Management Agency told AFP.

She cited local emergency officials as saying that a fire station was destroyed and there was damage to the northern part of the town.

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