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Record 27th Death From Edmonton Tornado

August 8, 1987 GMT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) _ The death toll from the tornado that devastated parts of the city July 31 rose to 27 with the death a man hospitalized from the storms, authorities said Friday.

Eugene Zaparyniuk, 42, died Thursday from injuries suffered in the tornado, according to the Alberta medical examiner’s office. He had been in critical condition since being injured.

More than 200 other people were hurt in the tornado, the deadliest to strike Canada in 75 years.