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May 25, 2011 5:24 pm

122 Dead, 1500 Missing in Missouri Tornado

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NYT – Rescue workers in Joplin, Missouri performed the grim task of searching for survivors and victims in buildings leveled by the United States’ deadliest tornado since modern record-keeping began.

At least 122 people died, a number that seems likely to rise. An additional 1,500 people remained on the official list of those who remained unaccounted for, which ballooned in a flood of worried phone calls but is gradually shrinking as the names of the living and the dead are scratched off.

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