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“Extremely dangerous” tornado kills 2 in a US state


WASHINGTON, April 20 (IANS) At least two people have been killed and several others injured after a “large and very dangerous tornado” swept Cole, a town in the US state of Oklahoma, authorities said.

The McLean County Sheriff’s Office confirmed late Wednesday night that at least two people were killed in Cole, located 30 miles south of Oklahoma City, the state capital, Xinhua reported.

The office said on Facebook that it was responding to “reported injuries and people trapped inside their shelters.”

Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Eric Foster said the town has taken “big hits.”

An ABC News report said power lines were down and power outages in the city Wednesday night.

The damage also included the destruction of a building used as a wedding venue.

By Thursday, a line of intense storms is expected to extend from Austin in southern Texas, to St. Louis in Missouri in the Midwest, bringing damaging winds and significant hail, the report said.

– Jans


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