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UPDATE: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

Monday, May 23, 2011 | 9:06 a.m. CDT; updated 11:10 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, crushing cars like soda cans and leaving a forest of splintered tree trunks behind where entire neighborhoods once stood.

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