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Monday, June 20, 2011

U.S. Tornado Death Toll reaches 155 in Joplin

Chicago (ANTARA News / AFP) - The death toll from the deadliest single tornado to strike the United States in six decades rose to 155 after two more people died from their injuries, officials said in Joplin, Missouri, on Monday.

Additional it makes the number of victims this year to 541 people, which makes tornado season of 2011 as the deadliest since 1936 and recorded as the fourth-worst season, the national weather service.

Two bad days that resulted in nearly all the deaths, dozens of tornadoes that killed 314 people in five states on April 27 and cyclones that hit big Janis on May 22.

Tornado rolled nearly a mile region with a swirl of more than 200 miles per hour and cut a six-mile (almost 10 kilometer) swath of destruction through the city's current population of 50,000 people that.

Officials predict it would cost billions of dollars to repair the physical damage caused by the deadly tornado and took several months to return to normal life.


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