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September 18, 2005 3:01 AM

TORNADO KILLS 31, INJURES 200

DATE OF EVENT: Monday, May 20, 1957 DATE PUBLISHED: Tuesday, May 21, 1957, in The Kansas City Times Editor’s note: The 1951 Ruskin Heights tornado took only 15 minutes to kill dozens of people and to damage hundreds of homes. It stayed on the ground for 71 miles, eventually taking 41 lives and injuring 531 persons — far more than this breaking news story reported.

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