6th death due to Oklahoma tornado is confirmed

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Associated Press

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 10:26 AM

WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) - Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer says a sixth person has died as a result of injuries suffered in a deadly tornado.

Lehenbauer say the man died Sunday night in an Amarillo, Texas, hospital where he was taken following the early Sunday morning twister that hit Woodward. The man's name and age were not released.

Two men and three children were also killed in the EF-3 tornado that was part of a storm system that stretched from Texas to Minnesota and spawned more than 120 twisters.

Lehenbauer also says some Woodward residents are sleeping in their yards. He says some can't afford a hotel while others just want to keep an eye on their property.

The Red Cross has opened a shelter at Living Word Fellowship Church.
 

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