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Bombay police lower toll from train blasts

July 17, 2006

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— Authorities lowered the death toll from the synchronized bombings of Bombay's commuter train network, saying Sunday that 182 had been killed.

Officials previously said that at least 200 died and more than 700 were injured in Tuesday's blasts.

The new toll was released by Sanjay Joshi of Maharashtra state's disaster response coordination agency, who also said that 842 people were injured. Of the injured, 286 remain hospitalized, he said. Bombay is the capital of Maharashtra.

Officials said the death toll had been too high because some of the dead were counted twice by separate emergency agencies before being added to the overall tally.

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