Kentucky clears mountains of tornado debris; 12 children among 74 dead

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By Cheney Orr and Richa Naidu MAYFIELD, Ky. (Reuters) -Clean-up crews in western Kentucky’s devastated communities on Tuesday ramped up their Herculean task of carting away mountains of debris left by last week’s killer tornadoes as the search for additional bodies came up empty, Governor Andy Bashear said. While the state’s death toll remained at 74, Beshear disclosed that a dozen children were among the tornadoes’ victims. The youngest was a 2-month-old infant. The oldest to die was 98 years old, he said. “I still expect that we will find some more bodies. There is just so much destruction,”…

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