Ky. Tornado Death Toll Rises To 19

By Salon Staff

Published March 3, 2012 5:54PM (EST)

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky emergency management officials say two more bodies have been found in northeastern Kentucky, raising the state's death toll to 19 people killed by violent storms.

More than 35 people have died in the storms nationwide.

Authorities say the bodies were found in West Liberty, raising the number of dead to five in Morgan County by late morning. Approximately 300 people have been injured in Kentucky.

Authorities and emergency rescue crews were still searching Kentucky's hardest hit areas Saturday for possible victims.

Salon Staff

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