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Every House At Guion Levelled Only Bank Vault Left Standing
Alicia - 17
Sneeds - 16
Pleasant Valley 5
The latest tabulation showed 64 known dead in seven towns and rural communities swept by the storm that first struck west of Guion, and then dealt death and destruction as it clawed through Alicia, Parkin, Sneeds, Lorado and Batesville.
Red Cross and volunteer relief workers who made brief excursions into the storm torn surrounding country said a final check of the rural districts probably would show many additional dead and injured.
Relief work, caring for the scores of injured and hundreds of
homeless, was under the direction of Albert Evans, of
Nearly 100 of the more seriously injured from the region of Sneeds. Alicia and Swifton were taken to the hospital at Batesville, which escaped the storm. Three of the injured died shortly after daybreak.
Sneeds a little community 4 ¼ miles from Swifton, bore the brunt
of the storm with a death toll of 16 known dead. Eleven were
killed in the nearby
The mortuary at Swifton, first town in the path of the tornado held the bodies of the dead in the community around Sneeds and Alicia.
As Red Cross workers arrived from
Many were reported missing. Scores of rescuers prodded into wrecked homes and business buildings in an effort to learn whether the missing were pinned under the debris or merely overlooked in the confusion that resulted when the tornado struck.
W.E. Weaver, resident of Guion, told the United Press that his town was blown of the map. He said 75 buildings and homes were razed in five minutes and he feared the death toll would be larger than at first reported
Rescue workers in Alicia found five bodies in the wreckage of the John H. Smith home. John H. Smith, his wife and their three children. Their home collapsed at the height of the storm and then caught fire.
TRAIN RACES TORNADO
Passengers of Missouri Pacific trains from
The train gained a speed of 75 miles an hour at times, they said,
and passengers were hurled about the coaches and
Passengers said they could see the black funnel shaped cloud dipping and destroying the track just behind the train threatened to pick up the coaches and hurl them into the ditches along the tracks.
64 Known Dead In
April 11, 1929