Highway Patrol identifies three killed after a possible tornado near Golden City

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BARTON COUNTY, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirms 86-year-old Kenneth Harris and 83-year-old Opal Harris died in the storm that hit Southeast 80 lane and MO-126.The couple was found 200 yards from their residence.

  Meanwhile, a 56-year-old Betty Berg died and her 56-year-old husband, Mark Berg, sustained serious injuries in the storm.

  The Berg couple were found at the scene of their manufactured home just west of Golden City off 126 Highway.

  A fertilizer plant sustained damage near 100 lane and 60 road.  A roof blew off a grain bin and, due to chemicals that could have possibly been released, a 1-mile radius around the plant has been evacuated for precaution.

  What was likely a tornado blew through around 9:30 Wednesday night. 

  Authorities confirm no other structures were impacted in the city limits. 
 

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