A Joplin city official says two more fatalities are reported from the tornado that devastated the city on May 22. Lynn Onstot, public information officer for Joplin, says, as of Monday, there are 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 said in an interview that 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.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Joplin tornado death toll increases to 153
Joplin city officials confirmed Monday that the death toll from the May 22 tornado has risen to 153: