Kids Rescued from Rubble at Okla. Elementary

Kids Rescued from Rubble at Okla. Elementary

Several children have been pulled out of the rubble alive at a school in an Oklahoma City suburb.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Several children have been pulled out of the rubble alive at a school in an Oklahoma City suburb.

An Associated Press photographer saw several children being pulled out of what was left of the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., on Monday after a massive tornado hit the region.

Rescue workers lifted children from the rubble before they were passed down a human chain and taken to a triage center set up in the school's parking lot.

The school is southwest of Oklahoma City. Its roof appears mangled and the walls had fallen in or had collapsed.

The National Weather Service said the tornado's preliminary classification was an EF-4, with winds up to 200 mph.

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says 51 people have been killed. Spokeswoman Amy Elliott says the death toll is expected to rise. Elliott didn't know how many of those killed were children.

Hospitals are treating more than 120 patients, including about 70 children.
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