Gas pipeline blast toll mounts to 21, says district collector

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 22:05

Rajahmundry: The death toll in the recent Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) pipeline blast at Nagaram village in East Godavari district touched 21, after one more person succumbed to his injuries in hospital, it was officially announced here on Wednesday.

"One person named K Venkataratnam (42) who was undergoing treatment in Kakinada Trust Hospital died today. With this, the total number of deaths in the gas pipeline blast has gone up to 21," District Collector Neetu Prasad said.

Six more people are under treatment at Kakinada Trust Hospital, she said, adding that the best medical care has been given to them, and doctors are monitoring their health.

The collector also visited different hospitals where injured people are admitted.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 22:05

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