Death Toll from Oklahoma Tornado Rises to 10

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) UPDATE: Mon 8:00 AM, Jun 03, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma authorities now say 13 people are dead from Friday's tornadoes and flash floods. Another seven people, including five children, are missing.

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office added a total of four victims on Sunday to the list of the dead. Among those killed in the storms are four children and nine adults.

Medical Examiner's Office Amy Elliott spokeswoman didn't detail circumstances about how the victims died.

Three veteran storm chasers, Tim Samaras, his son, Paul, and Carl Young, were among those killed in a tornado that went through El Reno.

Researcher Tim Samaras appeared on the Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" show until last year. He also contributed to the National Geographic Society.

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Authorities say the death toll from Friday night's tornado in the Oklahoma City metro area has risen to 10.

Spokeswoman Amy Elliott said the state medical examiner's office received another body Saturday evening, increasing the death toll by one.

Eight adults and two children died from the Friday tornado, which charged down a clogged Interstate 40 in the western suburbs of Oklahoma City.

Gov. Mary Fallin said Sunday that emergency workers are searching flooded areas for missing residents. She didn't say how many are missing.


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