City: Joplin Tornado Death Toll Rises to 125
JOPLIN (AP) - The death toll from the massive tornado that leveled parts of the southwest Missouri city of Joplin now stands at 125.
Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr also told reporters Wednesday evening that a third day of search and rescue efforts had not found any new survivors amid the debris.
Rohr says that roughly 100 people are reviewing information about people reported missing in the storm's wake. He says they're making progress in sorting through the list of names, but declined
to say how many people remain "unaccounted for." Authorities have said previously it is impossible to know exactly how many people are missing, but have cautioned that those unaccounted are not necessarily trapped or dead. In fact, they believe most are OK.
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