13 Killed in Violent US Storms

Death toll in Oklahoma reaches eight, including one child
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2011 7:11 AM CDT
Duke looks up from a storm shelter at the Robertson home in Piedmont, Okla., Tuesday, May 24, 2011.   (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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(Newser) – The death toll in the violent storms slamming Oklahoma is up to eight. The state medical examiner’s office said this morning that one of the victims is a child. Other severe storms raked the central US last night and early today, ripping the roof off a fire station and killing three in Arkansas, the AP reports. In Kansas, two people were killed when a tree was thrown into their van.

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