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Tornado rips through Oklahoma City

Members of the New York Yankees observe a moment of silence for the victims of the tornado that ripped through Oklahoma earlier in the day before the start of their game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 20, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Credit: Rob Carr

Oklahoma City has been hit by a powerful F4 tornado, and 24 people are feared to be dead in the aftermath of the disaster. Authorities are seeking survivors. 

  • Debris covers the ground after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people.
    Credit: Brett Deering
  • Piles of debris and mangled trees remain after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people.
    Credit: Brett Deering
  • A volunteer helps clean up Jean McAdams' mobile home after it was overturned by a tornado May 20, 2013 near Shawnee, Oklahoma. A series of tornados moved across central Oklahoma May 19, killing two people and injuring at least 21.
    Credit: Brett Deering
  • Candice Lopez (L) and Stephanie Davis help clean debris from Thelma Cox's mobile home after it was destroyed by a tornado May 20, 2013 near Shawnee, Oklahoma. A series of tornados moved across central Oklahoma May 19, killing two people and injuring at least 21. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
    Credit: Brett Deering
  • Members of the New York Yankees observe a moment of silence for the victims of the tornado that ripped through Oklahoma earlier in the day before the start of their game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 20, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.
    Credit: Rob Carr
  • MOORE, OK- MAY 20: damage caused by a tornado Monday, May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/ Getty Images)*** Local Caption***
    Credit: Brett Deering
  • SHAWNEE, OK- MAY 20: damages caused by a tornado Sunday night on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)*** Local Caption ***
    Credit: Brett Deering

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