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Two more swine flu deaths in Hyderabad

india Updated: Sep 05, 2009 19:43 IST

Two women died of swine flu in Hyderabad on Saturday taking the toll due to influenza A(H1N1) in Andhra Pradesh to four, officials said.

Rupa Devi, 38, who was admitted to government-run Chest Hospital a week ago, succumbed to the illness on Saturday. The woman, a resident of Bholakpur area in the city, was brought to the hospital after she did not get any relief from fever at two hospitals.

Another woman, identified as Lakshmi Devi of Kadapa town, died at a private hospital, where she was admitted Aug 25. This is the second time that two deaths were reported due to swine flu in a single day in the state.

Two men had died of the dreaded virus on Tuesday, the first deaths due to swine flu in the state. Health officials said 126 swine flu cases have been reported in the city. India's first swine flu case was also reported in Hyderabad on May 16.

Swine flu has so far claimed 116 lives in the country.