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Two People Killed in Oklahoma Twisters

TUSHKA, Okla. (AP) - Easton Crow figures it took only a few seconds for a tornado to heavily damage the public school in his small southeastern Oklahoma town.

Crow was at a baseball game in Hugo when a large twister barreled through Tushka Thursday night, killing two people, injuring about two dozen more and damaging or destroying homes and buildings.

The storm ripped off the school's roof, blew out the second story of one of the buildings and scattered textbooks about the grounds.

Principal Matt Simpson says the campus won't be usable for the rest of the school year and officials will have to decide where students can attend classes.

Crow, a 17-year-old junior, says he's in awe that something that happened so quickly could wipe out years of memories.

Arkansas authorities say a seventh person has been reported killed in the same line of severe storms.

St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May says 64-year-old Lardelah Anderson died Friday morning when strong winds knocked her double-wide trailer from its moorings in the little eastern Arkansas community of Colt.

Anderson is the fifth person reported killed in Arkansas from the storms that tore across the state overnight.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is heading to Tushka Friday. Fallin spokesman Aaron Cooper says Fallin plans to travel to Tushka Friday afternoon after she makes a scheduled visit to Fort Sill Friday morning. Fallin will fly in an Oklahoma National Guard Blackhawk helicopter to tour the damage and meet with local residents.

During the Republican governor's first four months in office, Oklahoma has been hit with two powerful blizzards that paralyzed much of the state for days and wildfires that have burned thousands of acres and destroyed several homes and now the tornado.

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