Death toll in Joplin tornado reaches 160 - KMOV.com

Death toll in Joplin tornado reaches 160

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Residents of Joplin, Mo, survey the damage after a tornado hit the city on Sunday, May 22, 2011. The tornado tore a path a mile wide and four miles long destroying homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Mike Gullett) By Mike Gullett Residents of Joplin, Mo, survey the damage after a tornado hit the city on Sunday, May 22, 2011. The tornado tore a path a mile wide and four miles long destroying homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Mike Gullett) By Mike Gullett

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- The May 22 tornado in Joplin has claimed another victim, bringing the death toll to 160.

Jasper County Coroner Rob Chappel said Thursday that J.T. Strickland, 85, died on July 8 at a Monett nursing home of injuries he suffered in the tornado.

A funeral home handling arrangements say Strickland was a motel manager and Korean War veteran.

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