Joplin, Mo., records 156th death from May tornado

June 22, 2011 - 10:29 PM

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The death toll from the May 22 tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., has risen to 156.

The city's public information office says it was notified Wednesday of the death of Grace M. Sanders, who was injured in the tornado. No other information about the victim or the death was released.

It ranks as the deadliest single U.S. twister in more than six decades.