Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

May 23, 2011 at 7:23 am in The Daily Republic

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) A massive tornado that tore a 6-mile path across southwestern Missouri killed at least 89 people as it slammed into the city of Joplin, ripping into a hospital, crushing cars like soda cans and leaving a forest of splintered tree trunks behind where entire neighborhoods once stood.

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