USA: Over 1,500 Missing after Missouri Tornado

Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Over 1,500 people remained missing on Thursday in the wake of a powerful tornado that destroyed the city of Joplin, Missouri, killing at least 125.

Search and rescue operations continued Thursday, four days after the tornado, amid the anguish and desperation of relatives.

Mike Hare has searched the devastated area where his 16-year-old son Lantz was last seen, hoping that he is still alive, Fox News television reported.

Hundreds of Joplin residents created multiple social network sites to find people who have not been heard from since Sunday.

Firefighter Chief Mitch Randles, said that after 72 hours of searching through rubble, nobody had been found, dead or alive.

The Sunday tornado tore across a strip about 6 miles long and a half-mile to three-quarters of a mile wide, injuring about 900 people, according to the latest report from authorities.

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