The very first funeral was held today for one of the seven children killed at the Plaza Towers Elementary School during Monday’s massive tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. Nine-year-old Antonia Candelaria “could find the good and joy in everything,” according to her obituary.
We heard some new details at the top of the hour from devastated Moore, Oklahoma, where an EF-5 tornado - the most powerful strength - brought mass destruction to the area.
Roberts said the current death toll remains at 24, with 10 children among the dead, including two infants.
The seven children who died at Plaza Towers Elementary School were initially reported to have drowned because of a broken water main. Officials now say those children were asphyxiated when the building crumbled on top of them.
At least seven children are confirmed dead after Monday’s violent tornado struck the Plaza Towers Elementary School. Seventy-five children were in the school when the tornado struck. Janet Barresi, Superintendent of Schools for Oklahoma, told Megyn Kelly that search and rescue efforts are still underway in the school. Barresi said that officials are working to reconcile their numbers to give an accurate count of the dead and injured.
75 children at Plaza Towers Elementary School were sheltered down in the building when a tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma. 15 of those children are unaccounted for at this moment.