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At least 89 dead in Joplin tornado, officials say

Monday, May 23, 2011 | 8:18 a.m. CDT; updated 9:22 a.m. CDT, Monday, May 23, 2011

JOPLIN — A massive tornado that tore a 6-mile path across southwestern Missouri killed at least 89 people as it slammed into the city of Joplin, ripping into a hospital and leaving a forest of splintered tree trunks behind where entire neighborhoods once stood.

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