Hospitals Treat More Than 140 After Oklahoma Tornado


UPDATED: Monday May 20, 2013 11:52 PM

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says a growing death toll from a massive tornado that struck outside Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon now stands at 51.

Spokeswoman Amy Elliott says the death toll is again expected to rise.

Officials at two hospitals say they've been treating more than 140 patients, including about 70 children, since a massive tornado hit suburban Oklahoma City.
 
Spokeswoman Brooke Cayot says nine of 57 patients who are being treated at the Integris Southwest Medical Center were listed in critical condition after Monday afternoon's tornado.

Nineteen were in serious condition and 29 were listed in fair or good condition.
 
She said five of the patients were children who have since been treated and released.
 
OU Medical Center spokesman Scott Coppenbarger says his hospital and a nearby children's hospital are treating approximately 85 patients, including 65 children.
 
He said those patients ranged from minor injuries to critical condition.

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