Oklahoma City Tornado 2013: Storms Tear Across Central U.S. (LIVE UPDATES, PHOTOS, VIDEO)

05/20/2013 04:50 pm ET | Updated May 21, 2013
  • AP/ The Huffington Post

A deadly tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs on Monday, destroying a school and devastating a community.

According to the Associated Press, dozens of deaths from the Oklahoma tornado were reported by the state medical examiner's office. The deadly weather followed Sunday's tornadoes, which killed two in Shawnee, Okla.

Officials at two hospitals say they're treating nearly 60 patients, including more than a dozen children, after a massive tornado hit suburban Oklahoma City.

Integris Southwest Medical Center spokeswoman Brooke Cayot (KAY'-ot) said 10 of 37 patients being treated at that facility Monday are listed in critical condition. Twelve are in serious and 15 others are listed in fair or good condition.

Five of the patients are children, including two who came from the Plaza Towers Elementary School, where an Associated Press photographer saw several children being pulled from the rubble. Cayot could not confirm the children's conditions.

Spokesman Scott Coppenbarger says another 20 patients of various ages are being treated at OU Medical Center. He says eight of them are children.

This is a developing story.

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May 2013 Central U.S. Tornadoes (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

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