Varanasi blast: Death toll rises to two

Written by: Anita Nair
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Varanasi, Dec 11 (ANI): The death toll in the Varanasi bomb blast has risen to two with another victim being declared dead this morning.

Sixty-five year old Phoolmati, who was present at the Sheetla Ghat on December 7, had sustained severe head injuries and succumbed to death.

One-and-a-half-year old girl Swastika was the first casualty of the blast that left more than 20 injured.

On December 7, the blast occurred at around 6:20 p.m. when thousands of devotees and some foreign tourists had assembled at the Dashashwamedh ghat for having darshan of the Ganga Arti ritual.

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and other intelligence agencies are still hunting for clues in the search for suspects.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Police is looking for a breakthrough in the probe into the suspected Indian Mujahideen email sent from Navi Mumbai after the blast. (ANI)

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