t was not yet clear how much damage the storm did in the town of 350 people. Efforts to assess the damage were hampered because the tornado struck after dark. Also, downed power lines and trees had made road travel difficult.

A large tornado ripped through a tiny town in the state of Oklahoma on Thursday, killing at least two people and leaving more than two dozen others injured, authorities said.

The state Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed two fatalities in the town of Tushka, about 120 miles (190 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said.

It was not yet clear how much damage the storm did in the town of 350 people. Efforts to assess the damage were hampered because the tornado struck after dark. Also, downed power lines and trees had made road travel difficult.

Paul Reano, CEO of Atoka County Medical Centre, said 25 people were being treated for injuries related to the storm, ranging from cuts and scratches to more serious injuries. Mr. Reano did not have details on the more serious injuries.

Northbound U.S. 69, the main highway through the area, was closed in Tushka because trucks and trees were scattered on the highway, emergency management officials said.

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