Search continues for Oklahoma tornado survivors
May 22 , 2013
Rescuers on Tuesday continued to search for victims of a tornado that ripped through an Oklahoma City suburb a day earlier.
At least 24 people lost their lives, including nine children who died at Plaza Towers Elementary School, which suffered a direct hit. Some 237 people were injured.
Emergency workers have so far rescued more than 100 survivors from the remaining rubble of homes, schools and a hospital.
The 2-mile wide tornado tore through Moore on the outskirts of Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster area in Oklahoma and has ordered federal aid to assist state and local efforts.
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