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The 10 deadliest tornadoes in the United States since 1900

Published: Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:11 a.m. MDT

In this May 22, 2011, file photo a man carries a young girl who was rescued after being trapped with her mother in their home after a tornado hit Joplin, Mo. The tornado, that killed 158, is one of the 10 deadliest tornadoes in the United States since 1900.

Mike Gullett, Associated Press

695 deaths. March 18, 1925, in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

216 deaths. April 5, 1936, in Tupelo, Miss.

203 deaths. April 6, 1936, in Gainesville, Ga.

181 deaths. April 9, 1947, in Woodward, Okla.

158 deaths. May 22, 2011, in Joplin, Mo.

143 deaths. April 24, 1908, in Amite, La., and Purvis, Miss.

116 deaths. June 8, 1953, in Flint, Mich.

114 deaths. May 11, 1953 in Waco, Texas.

114 deaths. May 18, 1902 in Goliad, Texas.

103 deaths. March 23, 1913, in Omaha, Neb.

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