Nine Children Dead in Oklahoma

    A child is pulled from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., and passed along to rescuers Monday, May 20, 2013. A tornado as much as a mile (1.6 kilometers) wide with winds up to 200 mph (320 kph) roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.(AP Photo Sue Ogrocki)

    Survivors of Okla. tornado on Monday. (Sue Ogrocki/aP)

    A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma City medical examiner has confirmed 24 deaths, including nine children, relating to the tornado that ripped through the suburb of Moore on Monday, lowering earlier assessments. The office had reported as many as 91 deaths earlier, but the spokeswoman said that bodies had been counted twice in the chaos of the storm's aftermath. Area hospitals report at least 240 injured. Experts have classified the storm, which decimated several neighborhoods and two elementary schools, as an F4 (out of 5) on the Enhanced Fujita scale.

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