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Toll reaches to 68 in Samjhauta Express explosions

New Delhi, Feb 20, IRNA

India-Attari-Blasts
A Pakistani national injured in the blasts on trans-border Samjhauta Express died in a hospital here early this morning, taking the toll in the terror attack to 68.

Admitted in a critical condition yesterday at Safdarjung Hospital, 15-year-old Harif Mohammed, a resident of Karachi, succumbed to his injuries at early this morning.

He had suffered 55 percent burn injuries, Safdarjung Hospital Medical Superintendent R L Salhan told PTI.

He had thermal, facial, and respiratory burns, he added.

Harif along with other 11 injured were shifted to Safdarjung Hospital from Civil Hospital in Panipat yesterday.

Bodies of eleven of the victims have been identified so far. These include four Indians and seven Pakistanis.

In a suspected terror attack, 63 people, including some Pakistani nationals, were killed in explosions believed to have been set off by IEDs in two coaches of the Delhi-Attari special train for Lahore in Panipat, Haryana state, about 100 kms from Delhi.

The train runs non-stop from Delhi to Attari where the passengers are shifted to the Samjhauta Express, which goes to Lahore after customs and immigration clearances.

The train only has operational halts at some stations, including Ludhiana and no passenger can alight or board it en route.







News sent: 19:05 Tuesday February 20, 2007 Print

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