With a 16 year-old girl succumbing to swine flu in Bijapur here, the toll due to the pandemic in Karnataka has risen to 20, health officials said.

Sunanda Kandawal, who was admitted to Al Ameen Medical College Hospital at Bijapur on August 25 with pneumonia, died late last night, the officials said.

Her test reports, which confirmed flu, were received on Thursday, they said.

She was shifted to Al Ameen from BLD Medical College Hospital where she was admitted on August 24 with fever and cough.

The city had reported four deaths due to flu on Wednesday.

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