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Death toll from Oklahoma tornado rises to six

•, By Steve Olafson
 The death toll rose to six from a tornado that ripped through an Oklahoma town during a weekend outbreak of dozens of twisters across the Great Plains, officials said on Mon day. 

While storms were still breaking out from the Midwest into the Appalachian Mountains region, the threat of more tornadoes had declined, meteorologists said.

  The sixth Oklahoma victim died after being flown to a Texas hospital for treatment, following injuries received when the tornado struck the northwestern Oklahoma town of Woodward early on Sun day, said Amy Elliott, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office. 

Three young girls and two other adults were also killed in the Woodward tornado, Elliott said.

  More than 120 tornadoes were reported in the outbreak on Saturday and Sunday, which mainly hit less-populated areas of Kansas and Oklahoma, said Henry Margusity, an senior meteorologist.

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