Three dead in US storms

September 8th, 2012 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Three people were killed in a storm that moved through Oklahoma state in the US Friday, media reports said Saturday.

Relatives of the dead said the three people are believed to have been in a mobile home that was destroyed in high winds, Xinhua reported citing local news website NewsOn6.com.

A fast-moving cold front swept into Oklahoma Friday, spawning severe thunderstorms, causing power outage, road closure and damages.

PSO, a unit of American Electric Power, reported that more than 11,000 of its customers lost power during the storms.

A number of roads were closed due to stong winds or overturned vehicles. Power lines went down and blown-off roofs were also reported. Several fires were reported around Tulsa area.

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