Football field temporarily transformed into morgue - KMOV.com

Football field temporarily transformed into morgue

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- A chaplain says the football field at Missouri Southern State University temporarily acted as a makeshift morgue for victims of the deadly Joplin tornado.

Kevin Smith, one of two chaplains working with families, didn't count how many people he helped identify but said it was several dozen.

Smith says the bodies later were transported from the field to another location, but he didn't know more. As of 11:30 a.m. Monday, the bodies were no longer on campus.

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