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Tornadoes Kill 1 Person And Injure Other In Oklahoma

On Wednesday, a tornado touched down in the Sand Springs mobile home park in Oklahoma. One person was killed, while several others were injured. That fatality was the first one attributed to a tornado this year. About 50 mobile homes were destroyed. A gymnastics building was also destroyed, but the 60 people inside safely escaped.

Another tornado swept through the town of Moore, which is near Oklahoma City. STX Entertainment stated the disasterleft behind downed trees and power lines. There was also at one traffic accident. it involved a semi-truck and resulted in the closing of Interstate 35 on Wednesday evening.

According to the Public Service Company of Tulsa, over 33,000 of their customers lost their power. The Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OGE) reported that 32,000 of their customers near Oklahoma City were left without power. Ten thousand clients of the Oklahoma Electrical Cooperative also lost power, making a grand total of 75,000 people without power.