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Deadly Missouri tornado captured on video

posted 23 May 2011, 09:43 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 23 May 2011, 09:52 ]
A massive twister rips through Joplin, Missouri, killing at least 89 people. Rough cut - no reporter narration.


TornadoVideos.net Base Hunters - At least 89 people have died in a monster tornado that left a path of destruction nearly a mile (1 km) wide through the heart of Joplin, Missouri, and directly hit the small Midwestern city's main hospital, local officials said on Monday.

U.S. weather officials said the tornado that hit at dinnertime on Sunday may have been the single deadliest in the country since 1953.

Rescue crews from throughout the region worked all night and into Monday morning in the town of about 50,000 people, searching for anyone still alive in the rubble.

An unknown number of people were injured and officials said they expected to find more bodies as they dig through collapsed homes and businesses.

The tornado blew the roof off St. John's hospital where about 180 patients cowered, and some 2,000 homes and other buildings were destroyed. It flattened whole neighborhoods, splintered trees, flipped cars and trucks upside down and into each other.

A number of bodies were found along the city's "restaurant row," and a local nursing home took a direct hit, Newton County Coroner Mark Bridges said.

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