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A tornado has killed at least 89 people and left thousands of homes and a hospital in ruins in the
US town of Joplin in Missouri.

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ALI MOORE, PRESENTER: A tornado has killed at least 89 people in the US town of Joplin in Missouri.

The powerful twister struck the town of 50,000 residents this morning, leaving thousands of homes
in ruins.

A local hospital was among the buildings hardest hit by the storm.

A state of emergency has been declared and the Missouri National Guard has been called in to help
survivors.

Officials say the death toll is expected to rise.