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Seven injured as tornados and severe storms hit Oklahoma

Published 31/03/2016

A tornado touches down in Tulsa during serious storms across Oklahoma (AP)
A tornado touches down in Tulsa during serious storms across Oklahoma (AP)

At least seven people have been injured in severe storms in Oklahoma that included several tornados.

Kelli Bruer, a spokeswoman for the Emergency Medical Services Authority, said the ambulance service transported seven patients to hospital.

She said one patient was in a critical condition and several were in a serious condition.

EMSA had earlier reported it had transported nine patients.

The City of Tulsa said the authorities were searching every home in an area that suffered damage.

It said several streets were closed and the streets and water departments were assisting with road barricades and debris removal.

The National Weather Service said the storms spawned several tornado touchdowns, and that nearly 9 million people in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas were in an enhanced area of risk.

TV footage showed downed power lines, and Public Service Company of Oklahoma reported 5,654 customers without power.

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