Mumbai blasts toll rises to 19

A victim succumbed to his injuries at Saifee Hospital early on Saturday.

Last Updated: Jul 16, 2011, 13:21 PM IST

Mumbai: The toll in the Mumbai triple blasts rose to 19 with a victim succumbing to his injuries at Saifee Hospital early Saturday, an official said.

The victim has been identified as Babulal Das, the official from Birihanmumbai Municipal Corporation`s (BMC) Disaster Control Centre told a news agency.

Das died around 3 am.

On Friday evening, another victim, Avinash Tanka, 24, had succumbed to his injuries.

The three blasts that rocked central-to-south Mumbai Wednesday evening -- Dadar, Zaveri Bazar and Opera House -- was the first terrorist attack in the financial hub of the country after 26/11.

Of the 129 injured, 21 continue to be in a critical state and are under treatment in various hospitals.

IANS