Joplin records 159th death from May tornado - KMOV.com

Joplin records 159th death from May tornado

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- The death toll from the May 22 tornado that struck Joplin has risen to 159.

In a statement Friday night, the city's public information office said it had been informed of the death of Janice McKee from injuries she sustained in the tornado.

No other information about the victim or the date and place of her death was released.

The announcement was the first in two weeks from the city of deaths related to the tornado.

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