11:39 21 May 2013
There are fears that at least 90 people have been killed by a large tornado striking suburbs of Oklahoma City, officials have said as of time of press.
According to reports, as of time of writing, dozens of people have tragically lost their lives because of the tornado, but there were initial fears that this would increase.
Reportedly a certain number of children are believed to have been tragically killed by the tornado, the office of the Chief Medical Examiner has stated as reported by the BBC.
Many are saying that this may be the worst storm to have ever hit the US. It is thought the tornado was over 2miles wide.
One area on Monday which was hit badly by the tornado was Moore, which is situated south of Oklahoma City.
There have been search missions carried out since the tornado struck, in a bid to help those among the rubble.
American President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma.
According to one expert body, the National Weather Service, the twister is believed to have created winds up to 200mph the BBC reports.
The band of storms also hit other areas in America – Iowa and Kansas.
This news comes after a tornado struck the town of Shawnee in Oklahoma at the weekend.
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