Deadliest tornado in U.S. history strikes Missouri

118 people dead as Joplin residents endure aftermath

The tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri on Sunday left 118 people dead, making it the deadliest single tornado the U.S. has seen since it started modern record-keeping over six decades ago, CNN reports. The number of deaths is expected to rise as more people are found in the rubble. Fortunately, the hospital was one of the few buildings left standing. Joplin’s tornado proved to be deadlier than one that hit Flint, Michigan in 1953, which killed 116 people. Joplin residents are being warned there is a 45 per cent chance of another tornado occurring, most likely to hit on Tuesday.


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