3 dead in storms in U.S state of Oklahoma

3 dead in storms in U.S state of Oklahoma
# 08 September 2012 03:38 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Three people were killed in a storm front that moved through the U.S. state of Oklahoma Friday afternoon, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Local news website NewsOn6.com quoted relatives of the dead as reporting that the three people are believed to have been in a mobile home that was destroyed in high winds.

A fast-moving cold front swept into Oklahoma Friday afternoon, spawning severe thunderstorms, causing power outage, road closure and damages.

PSO, a unit of American Electric Power, reported that more than 11,000 of its customers have lost power due to the storms.

A number of roads were closed due to wind-damage or overturned vehicles.

Downed power lines and blown-off roofs have been reported.

Several grassfires are also reportedly burning around the Tulsa area.

The cold front spawned severe thunderstorms in southern Kansas, as well as one that blew through Washington and Nowata Counties, and even one in the Oklahoma City area, according to the report.