Tornadoes strike Oklahoma City again, killing at least nine

Lightning strikes near storm chasers during a thunderstorm triggered by a tornado in Cushing, Oklahoma. Photo: Reuters

Eleven days after a tornado killed 24 people and destroyed hundreds of homes, Oklahoma City and its suburbs awoke yesterday to the aftermath of Round 2.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 11:04am

Tornado survivors describe terror of sheltering in buildings being ripped apart

Injured teachers lead children away from Briarwood Elementary school. Photo: AP

Emergency crews and volunteers continued to work yesterday in a frantic search for survivors of a huge tornado that tore through parts of Oklahoma City and its suburbs, killing dozens of people, many of them children, and flattening whatever lay in its path, including at least two schools.

22 May 2013 - 5:00am

Oklahoma tornado ranked in second place on power scale

Rescue workers look through the rubble at Plaza Towers Elementary school in Moore. Photo: Reuters

The tornado that slammed into the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday was given a preliminary ranking of EF4, the second most powerful category on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

22 May 2013 - 3:14am