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Italian woman, Iranian student among nine dead, says police chief
Monday, February 15, 2010 AT 11:58 AM (IST)

PUNE: An Italian woman and an Iranian student were among the nine persons killed in the blast at the German Bakery on Saturday. At least 60 people were injured in the blast, informed City Police Commissioner Dr Satya Pal Singh.


Police have identified all the victims of the blast which include five females and four males. Nadia Macerini, an Italian woman staying at Osho Ashram and an Iranian student Syed Abdul Khami, studying at English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis, died in the explosion at German bakery.


The other deceased have been identified as brother-sister duo—Ankit and Anindyee Dhar from Kolkata, T Sundari (Bengaluru), Vinita Gadani (Mumbai), Shilpa Goenka (Kolkata), Shankar Pansare (Pune) and Gokul Nepali—a waiter at the bakery.


Pansare, a resident of Velha taluka, was an autorickshaw driver and was at the spot as an unidentified passenger he was driving stopped at the Bakery for a few minutes. Pansare succumbed to serious head injuries. Abandoned auto at the blast site was found to be belonging to Pansare.


When contacted, in-charge of international students centre of Symbiosis Ashima Agashe said, “Khami was studying at ELTIS. He was staying at Bavdhan with his friends. We have informed his local guardians. They will contact to his family back home. We have no other details about him.”


Director of International Students Center Vasudha Garde had unconfirmed information that injured included two Sudanese students.



Among the 60 injured, 46 are males and the rest are females. Among the 12 injured foreigners, five are from Iran, two Sudanese, two Nepalese, one each are from Yemen, Taiwan and Germany, Singh told reporters. Nineteen injured have been discharged and 41 are still in the hospital

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