At least five killed in Oklahoma by violent weather

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A muddy kitten takes cover next to a tree after a tornado swept through the mobile home community of Prairie Creek Village in Slaughterville, Okla., flattening several homes, Monday, May 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

" class="fancy" rel="story_group" href="http://media.graytvinc.com/images/TORNADO-Oklahoma.jpg"> Violent weather in Oklahoma has left at least five people dead and dozens injured.

A muddy kitten takes cover next to a tree after a tornado swept through the mobile home community of Prairie Creek Village in Slaughterville, Okla., flattening several homes, Monday, May 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Violent weather in Oklahoma has left at least five people dead and dozens injured.

Officials in Oklahoma City say a young boy who was killed when hit by debris in his home. A man was killed when his recreational vehicle flipped over on top of him. And three people were killed in Cleveland County, south of the city.

The storms were part of a violent weather system that also spawned twisters in Kansas and that forecasters had been predicting since last week.

Widespread destruction led authorities to close Interstate 40, a major east-west route, just east of Oklahoma City. Traffic was backed up for miles.

In Kansas, the most serious damage was reported in Belmont. Several homes were damaged in the town east of Topeka and widespread power outages were reported. No injuries were reported.
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