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Death toll from Joplin, Missouri tornado rises to 125

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Officials in the southwest Missouri city of
Joplin say they plan to release the names of the 125 people killed
there by a massive tornado "as soon as we can."
Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr told reporters Wednesday evening
that 125 people died in the storm, raising by three the toll of the
nation's deadliest single tornado since 1950. He says more than 900
people were also injured.
Rohr also told reporters Wednesday evening that a third day of
search and rescue efforts had not found any new survivors amid the
debris, but the effort will continue.
Rohr said: "We're not going to give up. We'll continue to
search as we develop the next phase in the process."

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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