Officials Double-Check Death Toll Count in Alabama

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Officials in Alabama are counting the number of dead again because they are worried some of the victims might have been counted twice.

The head of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday that getting an accurate count is difficult because some of the bodies are not whole. Currently, officials believe 236 people died in Alabama and 328 people were killed in all. That makes it the deadliest twister outbreak in since the Great Depression.

Emergency management director Art Faulkner says he is not sure when officials might get an accurate count, and they are still searching for possible victims.

The largest death toll ever was March 18, 1925, when 747 people were killed in storms in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. In March of 1932 in Alabama, 332 people died.


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