Oklahoma tornadoes kill nine

Powerful tornadoes have struck Oklahoma for the second time in as many weeks and left nine people dead, including a mother and child. Thousands of people have been left without power as the storm caused destruction to properties and vehicles.

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Flash flooding hits Oklahoma in wake of tornado

Tornadoes rampaging through Oklahoma have dumped heavy rains, stranding motorists in flood water and deluging homes across Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas.

The US National Weather Service later lifted a tornado warning for the region, but said flash floods remain a clear threat.

Power utilities Oklahoma Gas and Electric and Ameren said 171,000 customers were without power in Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois, which had been under a tornado warning on Thursday.

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