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Death toll from tornadoes rises to 329

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Emergency officials have raised
Alabama's death toll to 238, bringing the total number killed in
seven states from devastating tornadoes to 329.
It is the deadliest day for twisters since the Great Depression.
Alabama was in the path of the most destruction from Wednesday's
storms. Authorities on Friday raised the number of confirmed dead.
More than 30 lost their lives in Tuscaloosa, which is home to the
University of Alabama. Two students are among the dead.
In March 1932, 332 people died, all in Alabama.
The largest death toll ever in the U.S. from twisters was on
March 18, 1925 when 747 people were killed in storms that raged
through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

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