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Immense tornado kills at least 91 in Oklahoma

Death toll of 91 expected to rise; schools in ruins

MOORE, Okla. — A massive tornado flattened homes and destroyed at least two schools packed with children near Oklahoma City on Monday, sending rescuers and residents dashing to dig out buried survivors.

Amy Elliott, the spokeswoman for the Oklahoma City medical examiner, said at least 91 people had died, including 20 children, and officials said the death toll probably would climb.

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