Joplin, Missouri hit hard by major tornado

by Ben Hoffman

JOPLIN, Missouri – A major tornado caused massive damage in Joplin, Mo. Sunday afternoon, leveling buildings, killing dozens and causing massive damage to many standing structures.

According to the Springfield News-Leader, at least 24 people have died from the tornado.

The tornado caused widespread damage to the city when it struck the town around 6 p.m.

St. John’s Regional Medical Center sustained major damage.There were reports of fires throughout the building and fears of an explosion occurring due to broken gas lines.

Many businesses were destroyed and power lines are down throughout the city.
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