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Going through this news article on NDTV website, I saw the headline 'ISIS Suicide Blasts Kill More Than 220 Dead In Southern Syria'. Is this usage correct? Or should it be 'ISIS Suicide Blasts Kill More Than 220 In Southern Syria'?

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    As written, the people killed were already dead, so yes, it is poorly written. – Jim MacKenzie Jul 26 '18 at 14:47
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    Maybe they just had "More than 200 dead in southern Syria" at first and then forgot to remove the word after adding the rest of the words. – Mr Lister Jul 26 '18 at 14:47
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    Wrong, unless you consider them as two statements. ISIS Suicide Blasts Kill (stop) More Than 220 Dead. News media headlines are often written weird. But probably this is just a mistake. – Zebrafish Jul 26 '18 at 15:01
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    There is a long history in the U.S. of using "kills ... dead" for emphasis. In fact, for decades, "Kills Bugs Dead" was the tag-line for Raid bug spray, as this advertisement posted on YouTube illustrates. The ad is worth seeing if only to observe how the manufacturer recommends deploying the poison on or near fruits and vegetables. – Sven Yargs Jul 26 '18 at 16:04
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    @SvenYargs If you think that ad is bad...a number of years ago when I was working at a boarding school I went down to the kitchen in the middle of the night and found a student spraying the leftovers with Raid be because he saw some cockroaches on the counter. His retort to my comments was "Well, it's never hurt me before." – Cascabel Jul 26 '18 at 17:13

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