India swine flu death toll rises to 17

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Pune, Aug 12 (ANI): A 48-year-old succumbed to the deadly swine flu virus in Pune on Wednesday evening taking the country's swine flu death toll to 17.

This death has been reported from Sassoon General Hospital at around 4:30 p.m.his is 10th such death in the city of Pune.

Earlier, a 50-year-old Neeta Meghani and a 33-year-old succumbed to the virus in the same hospital.

Earlier in the day, a doctor and a 29-year-old woman succumbed to the deadly virus in Nashik and Pune respectively.

In Nashik, 38-year-old doctor Rupesh Gangurde died at the Nashik Civil Hospital at around 2:30 a.m. this morning.

In Pune, Shrawani Deshpande died due to bilateral pneumonia following severe lung infection caused by the H1N1 virus at around the same time. 2:30 a.m.

Deshpande, a resident of Kothrud area, died at the Sasoon General Hospital.

Meanwhile, men, aged 22 and 40 respectively, who had been diagnosed with the flu, were said to be in a critical condition at New Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. (ANI)

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