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Oklahoma holds tornado memorial

Monday, May 27, 2013 - 00:58

May 27. - Residents in the U.S. city of Oklahoma host a Memorial at a Baptist church to remember the victims of the country's worst tornado in two years. Jessica Gray reports.

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Children who survived Oklahoma's deadly tornado sing at a memorial service commemorating victims on Sunday. Twenty-four people were killed and more than 370 others were injured as the wind tunnel ripped through the suburb of Moore on May 20th. A first grade teacher recounts the harrowing moments before the twister hit her school. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FIRST GRADE TEACHER WAYNEL MAYES SAYING: "I turned around and looked at my room and I didn't know quite what to do but I knew that I had to do something more than I had ever practiced before. I told the students I needed their help to move the desks to the wall. And the children asked why and I said we're going to play a game." Around 13,000 homes were also destroyed. The tornado was the worst to hit the United States in two years.

Oklahoma holds tornado memorial

Monday, May 27, 2013 - 00:58

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