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Tornado Injures 25 people in Baxter Springs, Kansas

As many as 70 homes and 20 businesses were destroyed.
(BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan.) Severe weather left damage in parts of Kansas and Missouri, spawning damaging winds, large hail and several tornadoes.

Officials say 25 people were injured and dozens of homes and businesses were destroyed by a tornado in the southeastern Kansas town of Baxter Springs.

Officials confirmed Monday that one person died, but determined the death was not due to trauma related to the storm.

Nine of the injured were taken to area hospitals. Their conditions have not been released.

The tornado struck Sunday evening and was roughly three blocks wide, cutting a diagonal path through the town of more than four-thousand people.
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