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Kentucky governor says 74 confirmed dead in devastating tornadoes

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Following some of the strongest tornadoes ever seen in the US overnight Friday, the governor of the particularly hard-hit state of Kentucky said on Monday that 74 deaths were confirmed but many more were expected. “Our newest estimate on deaths… is that we are now up to 74 Kentuckians that we have lost,” Andy Beshear said in a Monday afternoon briefing. “We expect that this death toll will continue to grow.” Beshear said 109 people were unaccounted for, “but as I look at this broken down by county… it’s way more people unaccounted for than this.” The governor has called the event “the most…

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