The massive tornado that struck the town of Greensburg nearly two weeks ago claimed another life Monday.
Harold Schmidt, 77, a resident of Greensburg, died at Pratt Regional Medical Center of injuries he suffered in the tornado, the hospital said.
Eight other Greensburg residents and a New Mexico man who was in the southwest Kansas town when the tornado struck also were killed.
The same storm system spawned tornadoes May 4 that claimed one life each in the nearby towns of Macksville and Hopewell, bringing the total number of fatalities to 12.
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