Pune blast toll goes up to 17

Aditi Jindal, a 23-year-old from Ambala in Chandigarh, died around 8.30 p.m. on Friday at the Inlaks Budhrani hospital, taking the death toll in the German Bakery bomb blast up to 17. For the last few days, while Aditi remained critical, she was said to have a 50 per cent chance of survival. However, she succumbed to her injuries after battling for life for close to two weeks.

When in Chandigarh, she had pursued dance and done a course in interior designing. In Pune, too, she was taking lessons at the Shiamak Davar Dance Academy. She was doing a course in landscape designing at the Marathwada Mitramandal’s College of Commerce here.

On February 13, she went to the German Bakery along with a friend, Aditya Mehata. They were at the centre table of the bakery when the blast took place. Aditya, a final-year student of Electronics from New Delhi at the Bharati Vidyapeeth here, suffered around 60 per cent burns and died on February 17 at the Jehangir hospital.

Aditi suffered around 40 per cent burns with first-degree burns on her face. Medical Superintendent of the Inlaks Budhrani hospital Dr. Asha Relwani said, “Aditi was in a bad state and was critical. One of her legs had to be amputated, while the tendons of her other leg were severely damaged. Towards the end, she developed ARDS [Acute

Respiratory Distress Syndrome], as she also developed septicaemia. The infection and toxins had spread to her entire body.” Aditi’s parents and her uncle and aunt were with her when she died. She also has two younger brothers.

It is expected that the death toll in the blast would stay put now. While a few people continue to be in the Intensive Care Units of different hospitals, they are said to be out of danger.

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