Two Filipinas killed in Midwest tornado

The Filipino Channel-Balitang America
May 25, 2011

Text and video by Ted Regencia

Please see the Filipino version here

JOPLIN, Mo. – Two Filipinas have been confirmed dead following the  weekend tornado that has killed at least 123 people and left hundreds injured in Joplin, Missouri.

Grace Aquino was found inside a collapsed church last Sunday, May 22.  Aquino’s two daughters said their mother died while protecting their 12-year-old brother, who survived with minor injuries.

On Tuesday, May 24,  the body of another Filipina, Esterlita Moore,  was recovered from the second floor of a building next to her house. The 64-year-old hairdresser was apparently thrown by the raging wind. A breast cancer survivor, she died clutching bottles of medicine.

Both victims were from Pampanga, Philippines.

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