U.S. authorities put number of tornado victims at 24Source: Beta, Tanjug
OKLAHOMA -- 24 people have died when a tornado hit Oklahoma City, in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.
The authorities came up with a revised number on Tuesday after they initially said that 51 people died, among them 20 children. They explained that the original death toll was a consequence of "some victims being counted twice".
They explained that the original death toll was a consequence of "some victims being counted twice".
Previously, some media reported that more than 90 people had perished in the storm.
An elementary school was among the many destroyed structures. The wind velocity reached 300 kilometers per hour, according to reports.
The tornado was on the ground for over 40 minutes, and destroyed everything in its 800-meter wide path.
Previous reports said that the storm had been classed 4 on a scale of 5.