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20 dead in Delhi riots, 189 wounded - Hospital director

By AFP

Wednesday February 26, 2020

 

In Summary

Twenty people have now died in days of sectarian riots in New Delhi, with 189 people wounded including around 60 by gunshot, the director of the hospital treating most of those affected said Wednesday.


"The death toll stands at 20, 189 people are undergoing treatment at the hospital. Around 60 have gunshot wounds," Sunil Kumar from the Guru Teg Bahadur hospital told AFP.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has since called on Wednesday for calm to be restored after several days of riots in Delhi killed at least 20 people.


"Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest," Modi tweeted.