Four more deaths in Delhi violence, hospital source says, toll 17

  • Wednesday 26, February 2020 09:46 AM
  • Four more deaths in Delhi violence, hospital source says, toll 17
Sharjah 24 - AFP: Four more people have died in some of the worst violence in decades in New Delhi, a hospital source said on Wednesday, taking the death toll from several days of rioting to 17.
"There were 13 dead yesterday. Four more were brought in dead today," the senior source at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital where most of the injured have been brought said , without wishing to be named.

The rioting in northeastern parts of the sprawling megacity of 20 million people left a trail of destruction as mobs set fire to vehicles, buildings including a tyre market.

The violence raged just as US President Donald Trump visited India on Monday and Tuesday, holding talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Trump left as scheduled on Tuesday.

Authorities in New Delhi were bracing Wednesday for more violence, bringing in riot police and paramilitary reinforcements.