Aerial footage has shown the extent of the tornado damage in the town of Quapaw in the southern US state of Oklahoma.
Several tornadoes touched down as a major storm front moved its way across the continental United States.
One of the two people who has so far been reported dead was in Quapaw, while a second was near the city of Little Rock in the neighbouring state of Arkansas.
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