UPDATE: 24 killed in Moore tornado, 9 children
MOORE, Okla. – The medical examiner’s office has confirmed 24 people were killed in the Moore tornado Monday.
Amy Ellis with the M.E.’s office said 9 of those killed are children.
She said seven children were found at Plaza Towers elementary school and two more were found elsewhere.
Ellis said that number could continue to rise.
The medical examiner’s office confirmed at least 233 people have been injured but 101 people were pulled from the damage overnight.
The tornado claimed an unconfirmed number of children at Moore’s Plaza Towers Elementary.
Also among those killed, a family of four with a baby near 4th St. and Telephone Rd. in Moore.
Officials said the family tried to take shelter in a freezer.