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Death toll in Gadchiroli blast mounts to 13

Nagpur: The death toll in the landmine blast triggered by the Maoists in Maharashtra`s Gadchiroli district on March 27 has risen to 13 with the death of a CRPF trooper, police said today.

Nayan Jyoti, who hailed from Assam, succumbed to his injuries in a private hospital here last night, police said, adding his mortal remains are being flown to his native place after the postmortem is conducted.

A group of naxalites triggered a landmine blast killing 12 CRPF personnel of the 192nd battalion, including two officers when their vehicle was blown off at Pushtola village in Aheri taluka of the Maoist-infested district.

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