JOPLIN, Missouri (AFP) - Authorities said Friday the death toll from one of the worst tornadoes ever to hit the United States rose to 132, while the number of missing fell to 156 from 232. The death toll in the tornado rose overnight to from a previously reported 125, said city of Joplin spokeswoman. The steep decline in the number of missing persons came after the Missouri Department of Public Safety published a list of 232 persons unaccounted for, and discovered that 90 people on the list were in fact alive, said spokesman Seth Bundy. Bundy said an additional six persons on the list had died, two were duplicate names, and an additional 22 missing persons reports were filed, bringing the official number of missing to 156.