Death toll from Joplin tornado rises to 139

JOPLIN, Mo, May 28 (Reuters) - The death toll from the powerful tornado that tore through the Missouri city of Joplin rose to 139 on Saturday after seven more victims were identified, the city said.

Sunday's tornado was rated an EF-5, or the strongest possible, and is already the deadliest single twister in the United States since 1947.

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