Three storm chasers among Oklahoma dead

Three storm chasers were among the nine people killed in the most recent tornadoes to strike Oklahoma, CNN reports.

Tim Samaras, 55, and his 24-year-old son Paul died along with 45-year-old Carl Young whilst chasing a tornado in El Reno, relatives said.

Writing on Facebook, Jim Samaras confirmed that the trio had been killed:

Thank you to everyone for the condolences. It truly is sad that we lost my great brother Tim and his great son, Paul.

The men who died made a living from researching and recording extreme weather.

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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.