- The Joplin tornado has already killed at least 125 people, now officials say that 232 remain unaccounted for
Following the devastating tornado which ripped though Joplin at the weekend, these satellite images show the extent of the damage.
Before and after aerial photos show the shocking extent of the damage caused by the twister in the Missouri city – this image shows a six-block path of destruction.
Authorities say it’s the deadliest single tornado in America since modern record-keeping began over 60 years ago. It’s claimed the lives of at least 125 people and reports now say that 232 people are still missing.
Devastation: The satellite image on the left shows where the tornado ripped through Joplin and left the six-block scar across the city – and on the right was the Missouri city as it was before the tragedy