2 deaths now confirmed in Keokuk Co. tornado

EF-1 was on the ground for about 40 minutes

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April 29, 2014 | 5:26 pm

KEOKUK COUNTY, Iowa — Two people have now died from injuries sustained in a tornado that hit Keokuk County on Sunday.

The Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office confirms Pam Ledger died Tuesday from her injuries. She was critically hurt when Sunday’s storms hit near Martinsburg.

50 year-old Angela Hanchett died that same day when the storm hit near Kinross.

The Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office says both women were outside just before those storms hit.

The line of storms on Sunday spawned an EF-1 tornado packing winds of 110 mph that was on the ground for about 40 miles in Keokuk, Iowa and Johnson Counties. The tornado damaged several buildings and downed trees and power lines. It was part of a long line of storms that rolled across Eastern Iowa Sunday afternoon packing powerful winds and heavy rain.

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