For reeling Joplin, Mo., possible 2nd punch looms
Published 05/24/2011, Associated Press
Death toll remains at 116; 17 people rescued
The killer tornado ripped through the heart of Joplin, a blue-collar southwest Missouri town of 50,000 people, Sunday night, slamming straight into St. John's Regional Medical Center. The hospital confirmed that five of the dead were patients — all of them in critical condition before the tornado hit. A hospital visitor also was killed. Scroll down the article to see a video report of the Joplin, Mo., tornado disaster.