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Tornado Kills 2 People And Injures 29 Others In Oklahoma

A tornado levelled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others, authorities said yesterday.

 

The twister touched down in El Reno, about 25 miles west of Oklahoma City, late Saturday night. It crossed an interstate and walloped the American Budget Value Inn before ripping through the Skyview Estates trailer park, flipping and levelling homes, Mayor Matt White said at a news conference.

 

The two people who were killed were in the mobile home park, White said.

 

Everyone at the motel was accounted for, but searchers were still going through the mobile home park. Many of the people living there are Hispanic and don't speak English, which has complicated the rescue efforts, he said.

 

The 29 people who were injured were taken to hospitals, where some were undergoing surgery, the mayor said. Some of the injuries were deemed critical, he said.