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Engineers go into Joplin hospital to assess damage

 


JOPLIN, Mo. — Rescue and recovery work in Joplin was shadowed by uncertainty today as crews still hoping to find survivors combed areas that had already been searched several times and engineers entered the battered Joplin hospital where the tornado killed five to see if it could be salvaged.

The death toll has reached at least 122, with 750 people hurt, from a mighty twister that the National Weather Service said was an EF5, the strongest rating assigned to tornadoes, with winds of more than 200 mph. But officials in the southwest Missouri city of 50,000 people say they still hope to fi...



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