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Crews dig through night after deadly Okla. twister

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(AP Photo/Steve Gooch). This aerial photo shows the remains of homes hit by a massive tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Gooch). This aerial photo shows the remains of homes hit by a massive tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday May 20, 2013.
(AP Photo/Steve Gooch). This aerial photo shows damage to Plaza Towers Elementary School after it was hit by a massive tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Gooch). This aerial photo shows damage to Plaza Towers Elementary School after it was hit by a massive tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday May 20, 2013.
(AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Paul Hellstern). Teachers carry children away from Briarwood Elementary school after a tornado destroyed the school in south Oklahoma City, Okla, Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Paul Hellstern). Teachers carry children away from Briarwood Elementary school after a tornado destroyed the school in south Oklahoma City, Okla, Monday, May 20, 2013.
(AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, David McDaniel). Searchers rest outside the Briarwood Elementary School after the tornado destroyed the school , Monday, May 20, 2013. (AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, David McDaniel). Searchers rest outside the Briarwood Elementary School after the tornado destroyed the school , Monday, May 20, 2013.

MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Rescue crews are working through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood.

Officials say at least 51 people were killed in Monday's twister, including at least 20 children. Those numbers were expected to climb.

The center of the devastation is in Moore, a community of 41,000 people 10 miles south of Oklahoma City.

More than 120 people were being treated at hospitals, including about 50 children. Amy Elliott, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office, said Tuesday that there could be as many as 40 more fatalities from Monday's tornado.

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