Three confirmed dead in Nowata County after winds destroy mobile home

By Staff Reports Modified: September 7, 2012 at 8:49 pm •  Published: September 7, 2012
Three people in a mobile home were killed when the structure was destroyed in a storm Friday evening, the Nowata County Sheriff's Office has confirmed.

The victims' identities were not released, but reportedly they were two older adults and a child in a mobile home on Nowata County Road 20 west of County Road 416.

Darla Lafort of Coffeeville, Kan., who identified herself as a family member of the victims, was looking over the scene Friday night. When she arrived, she said, she wasn't sure if the home had been destroyed by a tornado or strong winds.

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