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24 Killed in Oklahoma Tornado
The entire country is mourning the loss and devastation a powerful tornado left behind in Oklahoma Monday afternoon.
Rescuers are working around the clock, clinging to hope that survivors could still be found among the rubble of what were once homes and schools.
According to the medical examiner's office, 24 people were killed, including at least seven children. Those number are expected to climb.
Authorities initially said as many as 51 people were dead.
The vicious twister was two miles wide at one point, and stayed on the ground for around 45 minutes.
About 80 Oklahoma National Guard members are on the scene this morning.
President Obama signed a disaster declaration for Oklahoma, freeing up federal aid.