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Mumbai blasts: Death toll rises to 24

July 25, 2011 12:44 IST

Another victim of the July 13 serial blasts, who was admitted to KEM Hospital in Mumbai, succumbed to his injuries on Monday taking the death toll in the terror attack to 24.

Mankeshwar Vishwakarma, 48, who was undergoing treatment at KEM Hospital, died early on Monday morning, hospital sources said. Vishwakarma, who was a carpenter by profession, had sustained severe head injuries during the blast at Kabutarkhana in Dadar, where he had gone to buy plywood.

Two victims at the J J hospital had succumbed to their injuries last week, taking the death toll in the terror attack to 23. A total of 129 persons were injured in the blasts, while 24 have lost their lives till now.

Twenty-two others are undergoing treatment at J J Hospital, including six still in critical condition. Of the 12 injured persons admitted to Harkisandas Hospital, five are still in critical condition, sources said.

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