May 21st, 2013
02:56 PM ET

Oklahoma Medical Examiner: 24 dead, including nine children following tornado

Rescue crews outside Oklahoma City continue to dig through piles of debris, looking for survivors, after the worst outbreak of violent weather so far this year.

Authorities revise death toll downward to 24, including nine children.

Oklahoma tornado spread destruction like a 'two-mile-wide lawnmower blade'

It's still unclear how many of those deaths occurred when the tornado leveled Plaza Towers Elementary elementary school.

The unstoppable force of nature stretched at least two miles wide and packed winds of at least 166 miles per hour.

An estimated 300 homes have been damaged or destroyed.

OutFront: Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb.

Filed under: News • Oklahoma Tornado • Weather
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