51 Killed, 140 Treated After Oklahoma Tornado
MOORE, OK - Officials at two hospitals say they've been treating more than 140 patients, including about 70 children, since a massive tornado hit suburban Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says 51 people have been killed.
Spokeswoman Brooke Cayot says nine of 57 patients who are being treated at the Integris Southwest Medical Center were listed in critical condition after Monday afternoon's tornado. Nineteen were in serious condition and 29 were listed in fair or good condition.
She said five of the patients were children who have since been treated and released.
OU Medical Center spokesman Scott Coppenbarger says his hospital and a nearby children's hospital are treating approximately 85 patients, including 65 children.
He said those patients ranged from minor injuries to critical condition.
Spokeswoman Amy Elliott says the death toll is expected to rise. Elliott didn't know how many of those killed were children.