1 killed, 12 injured after at least 7 tornadoes hit U.S. Oklahoma

1 killed, 12 injured after at least 7 tornadoes hit U.S. Oklahoma
# 28 February 2023 06:28 (UTC +04:00)

One person was killed and 12 people injured after at least seven confirmed tornadoes hit the south central U.S. state of Oklahoma on late Sunday and early Monday, which caused widespread damage to several towns and cities, authorities said on Monday, APA reports citing Xinhua.

The dead was found in Cheyenne in the wake of severe storms, local media outlet KOCO reported on Monday. Several homes and a cemetery in the western Oklahoma town were damaged.

None of the injuries are critical, KOCO reported.

Video on social media showed that in the overnight tornadoes and high winds, roofs were ripped off, brick walls tumbled and an SUV was flipped onto the hood of another car.

The severe storms knocked over numerous power lines, broke power poles, and caused thousands of outages across the state on Monday.

At least two elementary schools were closed on Monday because of power outages, Norman Public Schools officials said. The National Weather Service (NWS) on Monday confirmed that at least seven tornadoes spun up across Oklahoma, resulting at least EF-2 damage at a few locations and that rating may increase.

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