Mumbai blast toll rises to 25

July 28th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) The deaths in July 13 serial blasts in Mumbai rose to 25 Thursday as another injured died of his injuries at a hospital here, officials said.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Disaster Control Centre, Vallabhbhai Gadhiya, 48, died at Saifee Hospital.

Injured in the blast at Opera House in south Mumbai, Gadhiya had suffered a deep wound in his left leg. “Gadhiya suffered a deep wound on his left leg, which eventually became gangrene,” said S.J. Bapai, assistant director, Saifee Hospital.

“He had shown signs of stability, but the infection spread to most parts of his body, which made it impossible for us to save him,” he added.

Seventeen people died on the spot in the three blasts at Zaveri Bazar, Opera House and Dadar Kabutarkhana July 13 evening.

Of the 131 people injured, eight have succumbed to their injuries.

Some of the surviving injured are still under treatment at various public and private hospitals.

Mankeshwar Vishwakarma, 48, injured in the blast at Kabootarkhana in Dadar West had Monday succumbed to his injuries in the KEM Hopsital.

Two other injured - Ajay Verma, 30, and Sundar Singh, 30 - died Saturday.

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