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Wednesday, May 5, 1999 Published at 11:42 GMT 12:42 UK


World: Americas

Tornado terror in pictures



A series of violent tornadoes tears through Oklahoma and Kansas, levelling houses pulverising cars and causing hundreds of casualties.


[ image: A lone Oklahoma motorist tries to escape a tornado]
A lone Oklahoma motorist tries to escape a tornado


[ image: A funnel cloud smashes into a house in Oklahoma]
A funnel cloud smashes into a house in Oklahoma


[ image: This giant tornado was thought to be up to a mile wide]
This giant tornado was thought to be up to a mile wide


[ image: Bright flashes as the storm rips through power supplies]
Bright flashes as the storm rips through power supplies


[ image: Residents of Oklahoma City try to comfort an injured man]
Residents of Oklahoma City try to comfort an injured man


[ image: A US flag flutters amid the rubble]
A US flag flutters amid the rubble


[ image: Firefighters examine the remains of a home]
Firefighters examine the remains of a home


[ image: Rescuers lead a woman from the wreckage of her home]
Rescuers lead a woman from the wreckage of her home


[ image: The remains of a cross in front of a church in Moore]
The remains of a cross in front of a church in Moore


[ image: The remains of a hotel in Midwest City]
The remains of a hotel in Midwest City


[ image: The tornadoes left a wasteland in their wake]
The tornadoes left a wasteland in their wake





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