Ky. Tornado Death Toll Rises To 17


Salon Staff
March 3, 2012 10:00PM (UTC)

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky emergency management officials say another body has been found in south-central Kentucky, raising the state's death toll to 17 people killed by violent storms.

Authorities say they found Lizzie Pittman's body in East Bernstadt, Ky., south of Lexington. Her husband Wilburn Pittman also was killed.

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More than 30 people have died around the country in Friday's tornado outbreak.

Authorities and emergency rescue crews were still searching Kentucky's hardest hit areas Saturday for possible victims. Approximately 300 people have been injured.

Officials say two people died in Menifee County and two people were killed in Johnson County. Officials say there were two deaths in Lawrence County. Laurel County was the hardest hit with four deaths, while three died in Morgan County and three others were killed in Kenton County.


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