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One more blast victim dies, toll reaches 67

A 15-year-old Pakistani boy succumbs to his injuries today taking the death toll in the carnage to 67.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2007 11:40 IST
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A 15-year-old Pakistani boy, who had sustained serious burn injuries in the Samjhauta Express bombing, succumbed to his injuries early on Tuesday taking the death toll in the carnage to 67.

According to hospital authorities, Harsh Mohammed, a resident of Karachi, died after being in the intensive care unit of the burn ward for over 20 hours.

"While Mohammed has already lost his life, one nine-year-old kid is very critical. He is struggling hard with severe respiratory burns," said a doctor at the burn ward.

A total of 13 victims were referred to the Safdarjung Hospital by the Panipat Civil Hospital on Monday morning, hours after two coaches of the train were detonated with bombs.

Sixty-seven Indians and Pakistanis have so far lost their lives as blasts ripped through an India-Pakistan peace train at 11.53 pm on Sunday night, striking at the core of the people-to-people diplomacy that the two countries have been working at.

First Published: Feb 20, 2007 11:40 IST

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