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Harveyville tornado claims 1 life

March 1, 2012

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— A man injured in a tornado that hit the small eastern Kansas of Harveyville has died.

Sharon Watson, a spokeswoman for the state adjutant general, said 53-year-old Richard D. Slade died Wednesday evening at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.

She says Slade was injured when his home collapsed on him during the tornado Tuesday in the Wabaunsee County town. He was airlifted to the hospital and the decision was made to take him off life support Wednesday afternoon.

Five other people treated at hospitals after the tornado have been released. Eight others were treated in Harveyville after the storm.

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