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5/06/2007

Update: Tornado obliterates Kansas farming town

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Photo: tornado has wiped out large parts of a small Kansas farming town, killing seven people and injuring dozens, authorities said on Saturday. The funnel cloud hit Greensburg on Friday evening, smashing buildings and overturning vehicles. REUTERS/Graphics

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A tornado wiped out most of a small farming town in southwestern Kansas, killing nine people and injuring at least 63, emergency officials said on Saturday.
The funnel cloud hit Greensburg on Friday evening, smashing buildings, overturning vehicles and knocking out communications towers. Aerial television news footage showed ruins throughout the community of about 1,800 people.
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