Dozens Killed as Oklahoma Tornado Devastates Suburb

By Michael B. Marois, Mike Lee and Brian K. Sullivan - 2013-05-21T08:00:13Z

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The state medical examiner’s office has received 24 bodies, according to Amy Elliott, chief administrative officer. As many as 51 deaths have been reported to the agency, she said. Seven children at the school died, some after drowning in its basement area, Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb told CNN.

“We will rebuild” and “take care of our people,” Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said today in an interview with CNN. “The strength of our people, the courage, the perseverance -- we have come back much stronger after the tragedies we’ve been through.”

Left, an injured person is removed from her home.