Three die in Oklahoma storms

The Associated Press - October 22, 2019 10:20 am

WELEETKA, Oklahoma — Authorities said severe thunderstorms were responsible for the deaths of at least three people in eastern Oklahoma.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Brooke Arbeitman said two teenage boys died of carbon monoxide poisoning late Sunday in Weleetka, about 80 miles east of Oklahoma City. She said the 14- and 15-year-old boys were using a portable gas generator in a travel trailer after the storms knocked out power. The father of the younger boy discovered their bodies Monday morning.

Another person died late Sunday night when a tree blew onto a mobile home near Valliant, about 170 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, emergency management officials said.

 

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