Death toll from the tornado that struck on Sunday, May 22, at the American city of Joplin (Missouri), has reached 139 people. As reported on Saturday, city officials, more than 100 people are reported missing, another 900 were injured.
Tornado awarded the highest category of power. He is recognized as the most destructive tornado in the U.S. since 1947. Element has left a wide swath of destruction more than a mile, where she almost a third of the 50-thousand population. Completely destroyed 2,000 buildings, severely damaged another 8,000 city buildings, according to ITAR-TASS.
According to the White House on Sunday, the city will come by U.S. President Barack Obama, who is currently completing a trip to Europe.
Only on Sunday and the first days of the week on the central and north-eastern parts of the country, including the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas, a series of tornadoes struck, as a result of which, in total, 142 people were killed.