5 dead in tornado in Oklahoma City area

June 1, 2013
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A wall cloud forms near Interstate 35 and Purcell, Okla. on Thursday, May 30, 2013. At least two tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma and another hit Arkansas on Thursday as a powerful storm system moved through the middle of the country. At least nine injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma medical examiner's office says five people have been killed in a tornado outbreak in Oklahoma City suburbs.

The five people were killed as tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed the Oklahoma City are Friday. People were trapped in their vehicles as a storm swept down an interstate highway while commuters tried to beat it home.

About 50 other people were hurt, five critically.