Two more Bhopal gas tragedy victims succumb to COVID-19 in MP, toll 7

Two more Bhopal gas tragedy victims succumbed to coronavirus, taking the total number of such deaths in the Madhya Pradesh capital to seven, an official said on Tuesday.

A 70-year-old gas mishap survivor died on April 17 while another 60-year-old tragedy victim died on 14 April, Rachna Dhingra, of the NGO Bhopal Group for Information and Actionwhich is working for the gas mishap victims, told PTI.

Samples of both the victims came out positive for coronavirus after their death, she said. Survivors of the 1984 toxic gas tragedy are more vulnerable to the coronavirus infection and need special care, she said.

A total of 1274 new cases were discovered across the country on Tuesday. By Monday evening, the total number of people having tested positive for novel Coronavirus in the country had risen to 18,467.

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