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Mar 26, 2015

04:29:49 GMT--Tornado - North-America - USA



EDIS Number: TO-20150326-47484-USA

Date / time: 26/03/2015 04:27:38 [UTC]

Event: Tornado

Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of Oklahoma

Location: Sand Springs

Number of Deads: 1 person(s)

Number of Injured: 60 person(s)

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Heavy



Description:



An "extremely dangerous" and "life-threatening" tornado swept through eastern Oklahoma early Wednesday evening, killing one person and destroying several mobile homes west of Tulsa, authorities said. The fatality occurred at Riverside Park Mobile Homes near Sand Springs, where several other residents were injured, the Emergency Medical Services Authority announced about 8 p.m. CT, The Tulsa World reported. One other resident was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Police said 25 to 30 homes were destroyed when the twister hit about 5:45 p.m. CT, Fox23 reported. Other accounts reported that about a dozen homes were leveled. Deputies and Oklahoma State Police were conducting search-and-rescue operations At a West Tulsa gymnastics studio, 60 people, including many children, took shelter in the basement and escaped serious injury when the storm tore the roof off the building, according to news reports.




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