A series of tornadoes have killed at least two people in Oklahoma. The two fatalities were reported from the small town of Cole, where, according to civil protection and police on Wednesday evening (local time), there was also considerable property damage. The search for possible other victims in the town of around 600 residents in the McClain district is still underway.

A total of four tornadoes hit Oklahoma, media reports said. Due to damaged lines, around 20,000 households were still without electricity on Thursday night, according to data from the “poweroutage.us” website. Videos showed destroyed buildings, covered houses and mountains of rubble. Additional hurricanes were reported from Kansas and Iowa. The weather service also warned of heavy rain and hail.

In early April, tornadoes in several US states killed around 30 people and injured dozens. At the time, the media spoke of a rare “monster storm system”. Experts also attribute the increase in natural disasters in the USA to the consequences of climate change.

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