15 Naxal blast victims battle for life in Dantewada
Tuesday, 18th May 2010
s many as 15 people were battling for life in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Tuesday, a day after Maoist guerrillas blew up a crowded passenger bus and killed at least 36 special police officers (SPOs) and civilians on a state highway.
"So far we have recovered 31 bodies, this is a mix of SPOs and civilians. Since several bodies were found in pieces, it's difficult to say the exact break up SPOs and civilians but I put the death toll of SPOs at around 10," Dantewada Superintendent of Police Amresh Mishra told reporters. "The death toll may rise further as I have information that up to five dead civilian bodies were taken away by local people and their relatives," he said.
Publication : deccan herald