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232 Still Unaccounted For After Tornado Hit Joplin

UPDATE: Officials in Missouri have released a list of the names of people unaccounted for after a tornado hit Joplin. Missouri Department of Public Safety deputy director and general counsel Andrea Spillars says 232 are still missing.

She said Thursday officials know some of them are dead, but she wouldn't say how many. Spillars also would not say when a list of names of the deceased would be released.

Officials have said previously that they believe many of the missing are alive and simply haven't been in touch with friends or family. Spillars urged people to check in.
      
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UPDATE: Missouri officials say 232 people are still unaccounted for four days after a deadly tornado ripped through Joplin. Missouri Department of Public Safety deputy director Andrea Spillars says a list of the names will be released Thursday. She urged survivors to check in.
Officials said previously they believe people who are unaccounted for aren't necessarily dead or trapped in debris. They say many are probably safe and but failed to tell friends and family where they are. Cell phone service in Joplin remains spotty.
The city was hit by the deadliest single tornado in the U.S. since the National Weather Service started keeping records. It killed at least 125 people, and the estimated number of injured has climbed to more than 900.
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