Death toll from storms in Oklahoma now 20


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Updated: 6/05/2013 12:52 pm Published: 6/02/2013 10:11 pm


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Another death is being attributed to the tornadoes and flooding last week in Oklahoma.

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirms 20 fatalities from Friday night’s storms. The victims include 7 children and 13 adults.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 115 injuries were treated by Oklahoma City area hospitals as a result of Friday’s storms. The injuries include 59 cut/pierce, 16 struck by/against, 20 falls and 20 transportation-related.

The National Weather Service says five tornadoes touched down Friday, along with heavy rain that caused widespread flooding.

Among those killed were storm chaser Tim Samaras, his son Paul, and their colleague Carl Young. The three men were killed in the EF3 tornado that struck El Reno during Friday's rush hour.

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