May 23, 2011 / 10:55 AM / 6 years ago

Joplin, Missouri tornado death toll hits 89: officials

<p>Ted Grabenauer, of Joplin, looks at heavy duty equipment operators clear the street in the early morning hours in Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011, the day after a devastating tornado hit the town.Mike Stone</p>

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The toll from a major tornado on Sunday in Joplin, Missouri has risen to 89 confirmed deaths, local officials said in a televised press conference early on Monday.

Writing by Eric Walsh

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