UPDATE: Three victims identified in Barton County storm fatalities

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Three dead so far from possible tornado

——UPDATE—– The third victim from the Barton County storms has been identified.

56-year-old Betty R. Berg is dead.

Her husband, 56-year-old Mark M. Berg, has serious injuries and has been taken to Freeman Hospital for treatment.

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

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Three are dead after a storm tears through Barton County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirms 86-year-old Kenneth G. Harris and 83-year-old Opal P. Harris died in the storm that hit southeast 80th Lane and MO-126.

The couple was found 200 yards from their residence.

Meanwhile, a 56-year-old female is dead and her 56-year-old husband sustained serious injuries in the storm. Their names are not being released at this time.

A fertilizer plant sustained damage near 100th Lane and 60th Road. A roof was blown of 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.

The storm blew through around 9:30 Wednesday night. Authorities confirm no other structures were impacted within Golden City city limits.

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