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Joplin Tornado Death Toll Rises To 153

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JOPLIN TORNADO DEATH TOLL TOTAL
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JOPLIN, Mo. -- A Joplin city official says two more fatalities have been reported from the tornado that devastated the southwest Missouri city last month.

Lynn Iliff Onstot, public information officer for Joplin, said as of Monday there were 153 fatalities from the tornado. Onstot said the city received the updated list from the Jasper County coroner and the Missouri Department of Public Safety.

Jasper County coroner Rob Chappel told The Associated Press the two new deaths were from people who had been hospitalized with injuries. The state agency referred calls about the death toll to the city.

The death toll from the May 21 tornado stood at 151 on Friday. It's the nation's deadliest tornado in more than six decades.

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