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Tornado girl's entire family killed, hospital spokeswoman says

TODAY's Lester Holt anchors team coverage of the aftermath of Friday's tornadoes.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A blonde, blue-eyed 2-year-old girl found alive in a field after tornadoes swept through southern Indiana is the sole survivor of her immediate family, a hospital official said Saturday.

Angel Babcock

The child -- initially unidentified -- was taken to a hospital in Salem before being airlifted to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Cis Gruebbel, a spokeswoman for Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky., said the girl's mother, father, 2-month-old sister and 3-year-old brother all died Friday. Gruebbel says the toddler is in critical condition.


NBC News affiliate WAVE reported identified the toddler as Angel Babcock, and her dead parents were 21-year-old Joseph Babcock and 20-year-old Moriah Brough. Angel's 3-year-old brother, Jaydon, and 7-week-old sister, Kendall, also perished in the twister, WAVE reported.

Gruebbel could not confirm the identity.

The storms have claimed the lives of at least 37 people so far in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama and Georgia.

Melissa Richardson, a spokeswoman for the hospital in Salem, Ind. where the child was first taken, said the child's family is from New Pekin, Ind., and she was found near her home.

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This article includes reporting by msnbc.com staff and The Associated Press.

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