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Hi I'm Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight busy live program for -- in just few moments we'll have analysis from Charles Krauthammer about the continuing.
IRS fiasco and that's what it is.
And the feds snooping around Fox News correspondent James rose.
But first a lead story tonight -- killer tornado in Oklahoma right now death posting is 24.
Hundreds injured after a fierce twister hit Oklahoma yesterday.
At least nine children die seven of them trapped in an elementary school reports say they -- -- in the basement.
Tornado hit Moore Oklahoma community of more than 50000 about ten miles south of Oklahoma City.
This is a fourth time in fifteen years that more has been battered by a tornado.
And it was just two years ago almost to the day the brutal tornado destroyed Joplin Missouri 158 died in that storm.
Reports say yesterday's tornado hit with more power.
Then the atom bombs -- were dropped on Japan.
We'll watch it tornado it -- still on the ground.
Did it that you didn't -- city underground sport yet -- if -- -- the if you don't win plain and become -- -- right now.
-- this is not good please dear god please keep these people say.
-- -- -- -- I live -- tornado that did just that deadly situation really.
Damage of course in the billions the human suffering impossible to calculate.
There are people crawling out from everywhere and anywhere.
Basically just a war zone now everything is just gonna make.
These are my friends houses it's just really -- and skated to -- so run to rebuild when I got home I realize that there's nothing other than my house.
I -- -- I'm kind of hard and I won't let out there and I feel very sorry yeah.
All other golfers pretty -- they -- -- Some of our dearest friends children read -- -- hand in the schools.
So scary and a lot of my friends were still there when I -- Oh my god I was praying to god so many times and I honestly I was like I'm not gonna see tomorrow.
I have I was just like I don't want to die today.
And joining us now from Moore Oklahoma Fox's correspondent John Roberts John -- covered -- story all day what has made the deepest impression on you.
Ability I think it was what -- you just heard right there and it was the deaths of those nine children seven of them.
At an elementary school it's just a few blocks over from where I'm standing in -- plaza towers elementary school.
Get out there.
Any loss of life in a tragedy like this is is -- heartbreak.
But when it's when it's children when those children are in school is particularly heartbreak because you.
You send your child off to school in the morning and -- the governor Fallon about this just a few minutes ago.
You send us your child off to school in the morning you think and it's going to be a safe place.
And and then by the afternoon by 3 o'clock in the afternoon that safe place that you thought you were sending your child too is suddenly rent asunder.
By a tornado.
Pancaked down like it was hit by an earthquake and seven children have died.
Just to add a little bit -- reporting.
Governor -- I was speaking with this idea of whether or not children drowned in the basement she said that there was some initial reports that there was a basement at that school.
But she says that upon further examination -- there wasn't the basements of the idea of children -- and on the ground floor.
Is something that we're looking into it doesn't quite make sense on the surface bill -- maybe that they've just.
Suffered blunt force trauma when the walls came down and here's a particularly gut wrenching aspect of the whole thing.
That the children were sent to the cafeteria according the Associated Press.
When the tornado warnings were first put out there when the sirens -- school officials said get out of the cafeteria.
Go into the hallways.
To take shelter and and and the children were told to hug.
And that's when those walls came tumbling down and.
You know is it just seems to what happened right -- I think there's a story unfolds as you mentioned this is a fourth time.
That more -- the town of more has been hit since 1999 with a fierce tornado.
I wonder if the public school and private school officials.
Have a plan.
When the tornado rolls through any city school and have a basement.
And then their kids were left relegated to go to the -- -- which is a much protection from an atom bomb type storm.
I'm wondering whether they you know in this area and other areas in the midwest that are prone to getting tornadoes are gonna have to.
You know either dig basements or or things like that -- -- that's a line of reporting that will do.
Now as far as you are concerned and go ahead side.
Thought I was gonna say it and and I should point out bill that the newer schools that were built here in Moore Oklahoma City.
Norman Oklahoma they all have safe rooms or they have standalone tornado shelters but Breyer would.
We'll have further north of here and plaza towers were old school they were built in the 1960s there were cinder block and -- Than they had those flat -- with metal trusses.
It was a -- back then for them to have a safe right or external tornado shelter so the only thing -- -- to protect kids.
Where there cinder block walls and you put that much force on them.
They collapse like a house of cards.
When you would talk into the people live in more because of all the tornado activity in the devastation now.
Are they given up on their town I mean -- -- thinking about moving away.
Not not at all I think we came across one person who said they're they're -- with -- Oklahoma.
It's too difficult living in tornado Alley but all the other people that I talk to throughout the course of the day whose houses were blown away and they they only survive because.
They were in their own tornado shelter whether it be in the backyard or or one woman.
I met -- Wilson she eleven months ago spent the money to have a tornado shelter built in the floor of her garage.
There was the best money that she ever spend your next -- to rebuild her house since she's going to use that tornado shelter is the centerpiece for the house.
All right John we appreciate very much.
And we are gonna have more on a tornado coverage with a woman who actually save one of the kids in the elementary school.
-- I was talking about that'll be a bit later on but.
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