first_imgEl Reno (US): An apparent tornado killed at least two people as it destroyed a motel, roared through a nearby mobile home park and caused other significant damage in the Oklahoma City area, officials said Sunday. El Reno Mayor Matt White said during a news conference that officials were working to notify relatives of the two people who were killed. He didn’t say how or where they died and he said search and rescue efforts were ongoing. The suspected twister hit El Reno, which is just west of Oklahoma City, on Saturday night as a powerful storm system rolled through the state, Rick Smith, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Norman, told The Associated Press. The American Budget Value Inn was levelled. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’Images from the scene showed emergency crews sifting through rubble after part of the motel’s second story collapsed into a pile of debris strewn about the first floor and parking lot. Elsewhere, overturned cars and twisted metal could be seen briefly as intermittent lightning flashed across the sky and the wailing sirens of approaching emergency vehicles were heard in the distance. Trailers at the Skyview Estates mobile home park adjacent to the motel also were damaged, as was part of a nearby car dealership. “We have absolutely experienced a traumatic event,” White said during an earlier news conference Sunday. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaWhite said several people were transported to hospitals in Oklahoma City, but did not give an exact number. “We’re doing a search and rescue right now … we have all hands on deck,” White said. Saturday night’s storm in El Reno comes after a week of tornados, severe rain and flooding in the Southern Plains and Midwest, including a tornado that hit Jefferson City, Missouri. The recent spate of bad weather and flooding in the region has been blamed for at least nine deaths. Tweety Garrison, 63, told the AP that she was in her mobile home with her husband, two young grandchildren and a family friend when the storm hit. She said when she heard the storm coming she immediately hit the ground.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: A day after the Hindi channel news team was attacked at Barapullah flyover, the investigating agency has so far questioned 50 suspects in this regard. Police said that raids are being conducted in Delhi-NCR to arrest the assailants involved in the crime. Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Dr G Ramgopal Naik said that they are working on some leads.”More than 16 teams have been formed comprising of Southern Range and Crime Branch. Raids are being conducted in Delhi-NCR,” added DCP Crime. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarHe further stated that forensic examination of the vehicle was done and sketches of the two assailants were made. “We are in touch with the victim. So far more than 50 suspects were questioned,” added DCP Naik. The investigators further added that they are scanning en route CCTV footages of the area where the incident was reported. Three shots were fired at the crew of a Hindi news channel by unidentified men on Barapullah Road in South Delhi on Sunday. The case was registered immediately. “Three policemen on picket duty suspended for lack of prompt response.last_img read more