Joplin tornado list of names of 31 casualties released, death toll rose to 132

By on May 28, 2011 in Natural Disasters, United States Comments

Missouri, USA – The list of names of the 31 casualties due to tornado in Joplin, Missouri last Sunday May 22, was released by Missouri Department of Public Safety, as the death toll rose to 132 people.



Joplin tornado aftermath
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According to US news sites on Friday, the first funeral for the confirmed casualties of the Joplin tornado, which was said to be the deadliest since the 1950s, as hundreds of people mourned.

The Joplin tornado, which winds have reached to 200mph (322kph), have reportedly injured more than 900 people and destroyed about 30 percent of the city.

Apparently, Missouri Department of Public Safety deputy director Andrea Spillars told reports that the original list of 232 missing or unaccounted for was reduced to 156 on Friday.

Spillars noted that at least 90 people were found alive, as hundreds of volunteers and dozens of dog teams continue the search and rescue operation.

Meanwhile, below is the list of names of 31 people confirmed dead due to the Joplin tornado as of Friday, May 27, 9 p.m. (local time), whose relatives have been informed, as taken from dps.mo.gov.

1. Grace Aquino, 46, Joplin
2. Tami L. Campbell, 28, Joplin
3. Trenton Caton, 6, Pierce City
4. Raymond Chew, 66, Joplin
5. Clyde Coleman, 72, Galena, Kansas
6. Adam Darnaby, 27, Joplin
7. Ellen Doyle, 75, Joplin
8. Caley Hare, 16, Joplin
9. Hayze Howard, 1, Webb City
10. Harli Howard, 11, Webb City
11. Thomas Russell Howard, 29, Webb City
12. Nancy Martin, Miami, Oklahoma, age not confirmed
13. Randall E. Mell, 49, Joplin
14. Donald R. Miller, 49, Joplin
15. Doris Montgomery, 83, Joplin
16. Sharyl Nelson, 34, Joplin
17. Dennis M. Osborn, 34, Seneca
18. Shelly Marie Ramsey, 42, Neosho
19. Loretta Randell, 54, Joplin
20. Troy Raney, 39, Joplin
21. Johnny Richey, 52, Joplin
22. Tonya L. Sawyer, 41, Fort Scott, Kansas
23. Judy Smith, 71, Joplin
24. Virginia Solomon, 80, Joplin
25. Kayleigh Teal, 16, Pittsburg, Kansas
26. John Thomas, Jr., 40, Joplin
27. Sandra K. Thomas, 55, Carthage
28. Margaret Tuit, 92, Joplin
29. Miles Wells, 49, Webb City
30. Tiera Whitley, 20, Fulton, Kansas
31. Zach Williams, 12, Joplin



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