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Death toll from Joplin tornado climbs to 116

May 24, 2011 Leave a comment

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Rescue crews dug through piles of splintered houses and crushed cars Monday in a search for victims of a half-mile-wide tornado that killed at least 116 people when it blasted much of this Missouri town off the map and slammed straight into its hospital.

It was the nation’s deadliest single tornado in nearly 60 years and the second major tornado disaster in less than a month.

via Associated Press.