May 24, 2011
Ronnie Wilson pulls items from the trunk of his damaged car at an apartment complex in Joplin on Tuesday. At least 122 people were killed and hundreds more injured in the tornado Sunday evening. Wilson and his fiancee survived the tornado in the apartment at rear of the photo by huddling in the unit’s bathroom.
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Emergency crews drilled through concrete at a ruined Home Depot, making peepholes in the rubble in hopes of finding lost shoppers and employees. A dog clambered through the shattered remains of a house, sniffing for any sign of the woman and infant who lived there.