At least 24 are officially dead after a mile-wide tornado struck the suburbs of Oklahoma City, including at least seven at Plaza Towers Elementary School, which suffered a direct hit from the storm and was completely leveled with about 75 students and teachers seeking shelter inside. Images of the debris that have surfaced are horrifying, with entire neighborhoods reduced to rubble by an F4 or F5 tornado that could have produce winds going at 200 mph.
However, despite all of the horrific damage, there is some hope. On Tuesday, a young girl was rescued and pulled out from under the rubble of Plaza Towers Elementary School. And now, while giving an interview to CBS News, Barbara Garcia found her dog, who she lost when the tornado destroyed her home, still alive under the rubble.
“God just answered one prayer to let me be okay, and he answered both of them, because this was my last, my second prayer,” said a relieved Garcia after rescuing her dog from the rubble.
Watch the touching scene here:
[Source: CBS News]
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