5 killed as severe storms hit Okla., Ark.

Associated Press - April 15, 2011 8:34 AM ET

TUSHKA, Okla. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado hit southeastern Oklahoma.

The twister late Thursday left a trail of destruction in the tiny town of Tushka, killing at least two people, tearing off roofs, shattering windows and destroying a school.

Meteorologist Scott Curl in Norman said the strength of the tornado will not be known until investigators have examined the damage.

Authorities say high winds from the same storm system killed at least three people in western and central Arkansas early Friday.

After raking Oklahoma and Arkansas, the storm system moved into Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi.

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