City manager: Joplin tornado death toll rises to 125

(AP) - Officials in the southwest Missouri city ofJoplin say they plan to release the names of the 125 people killedthere by a massive tornado

JOPLIN, Mo. - (AP) - Officials in the southwest Missouri city ofJoplin say they plan to release the names of the 125 people killedthere by a massive tornado "as soon as we can." Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr told reporters Wednesday eveningthat 125 people died in the storm, raising by three the toll of thenation's deadliest single tornado since 1950. He says more than 900people were also injured. Rohr also told reporters Wednesday evening that a third day ofsearch and rescue efforts had not found any new survivors amid thedebris, but the effort will continue. Rohr said: "We're not going to give up. We'll continue tosearch as we develop the next phase in the process."

Tornado death toll rises to at least 122 in Joplin, Mo.

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