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2011 now deadliest year for tornadoes since 1950; Joplin death toll rises

Published 05/28/2011, INFORUM

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The death toll from the monster tornado last week in Missouri has risen by seven to at least 139, city spokeswoman Lynn Onstot said Saturday. That makes this the deadliest year for tornadoes since 1950, based on an assessment of figures from the National Weather Service.

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