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Blast toll may rise further

With six body parts from the Zaveri Bazaar blast site with no legitimate claimants yet, JJ Hospital doctors claim that the blast might have more casualties than accounted for.

mumbai Updated: Jul 20, 2011 01:33 IST
Priya Prabhakaran

With six body parts from the Zaveri Bazaar blast site with no legitimate claimants yet, JJ Hospital doctors claim that the blast might have more casualties than accounted for.

Six body parts including four limbs were sent from the blast site to the hospital’s forensic department. Preparation of DNA reports to establish the identities will take more than two months. “We have sent bone particles of these parts to the forensic laboratory for DNA analysis. It will confirm if there are additional casualties,” said a doctor from the department.

“In a blast, one may not find most body parts of those closest to the explosive. These limbs could add up to new casualties.”