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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Deadly tornadoes sweep US Midwest

BBC NewsTornadoes have hit a large swathe of the US Midwest, killing at least five people in Oklahoma, officials say.

Twisters were also reported in Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska as the storm front swept east.

The deaths occurred before dawn in the town of Woodward, Oklahoma, after warning sirens failed to sound, officials said.
A tornado there caused extensive damage, mainly in the west of the town. At least 29 people were injured.

Deadly tornadoes have already claimed the lives of 39 people so far in 2012

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