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10 still missing in Joplin; 120 dead identified

(UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock)
People from around the state of Missouri held signs of support before the start of a memorial service for the dead and missing in Joplin, Mo. on May 29.

Less than a dozen people remain unaccounted for after the tornado that hit Joplin last week.

Missouri Department of Public Safety Deputy Director Andrea Spillars said Tuesday that 10 people remain missing. Spillars says two new names were added to the missing list Monday, but four people were removed once officials learned they were alive.

It's not known how many people in all died in the May 22 storm.

But Spillars says the next of kin have been notified for 120 people confirmed dead from the storm. She says the identities of 19 were confirmed Monday.

Officials have said 146 sets of remains were taken to a temporary morgue but cautioned that some of those could be from one person.

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