Death toll from US tornado rises to 116
Authorities in the central state of Missouri say the death toll from a tornado has risen to 116.world Updated: May 24, 2011 09:34 IST
Authorities in the central state of Missouri say the death toll from a tornado has risen to 116.
But there's good news too. Authorities say seven people have been rescued.The tornado tore a six-mile-long, half-mile wide (1-kilometer long, 10-kilometer wide) path through the middle of Joplin on Sunday. Much of the city of Joplin's south side was leveled, with churches, schools, businesses and homes reduced to ruins by winds of up to 165 mph (265 kph). Officials have estimated 2,000 buildings were damaged.
Joplin is about 160 miles (257 kilometers) south of Kansas City.