Varanasi blast toll rises to 2

Varanasi blast toll rises to 2

A woman pilgrim identified as Phoolmani, who had sustained serious head wounds in the blast, succumbed to her injuries at Banaras Hindu University Medical College Hospital, official sources here said.

Phoolmani is the second victim of the Varanasi blast. Two-year-old Swastika Sharma was killed after she was hit by a stone after the blast. Over 30 people, including foreign tourists, had sustained injuries in the incident. Meanwhile, the investigating agencies were still groping in the dark about the nature of the explosives used to trigger the blast and the terror outfit responsible for it.

A team of the Gujarat ATS arrived in Varanasi on Friday to assist investigating agencies.

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