Violent thunderstorm kill 6 in Kansas and Oklahoma
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) - A line of violent thunderstorms roaring across middle America have killed six people in two states, with several tornadoes touching down in Oklahoma and high winds pounding rural Kansas.
The high-powered storms arrived as forecast Tuesday, just two days after a massive tornado tore through the southwest Missouri town of Joplin and killed 122 people.
Authorities say a series of tornadoes that rolled through the Oklahoma City area killed at least four people. At least 60 people were also injured around the state, including three critically injured children.
In Kansas, police say two people died when high winds threw a tree into their van around 6 p.m. near the small town of St. John, about 100 miles west of Wichita.
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