Death Toll in India Train Bombings Lowered to 182

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Authorities lowered the death toll from the synchronized bombings of Mumbai's commuter train network, saying Sunday that 182 had been killed.

Officials previously said that at least 200 died and more than 700 were injured in Tuesday's blasts.

The new toll was released by Sanjay Joshi of Maharashtra state's disaster response coordination agency, who also said that 842 people were injured. Of the injured, 286 remain hospitalized, he said. Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra.

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Officials said the death toll had been too high because some of the dead were counted twice by separate emergency agencies before being added to the overall tally.

The series of carefully coordinated bombs during evening rush hour triggered public anger, and accusations that the perpetrators were Islamic militants aided by Muslim-majority Pakistan, the neighbor and archrival of predominantly Hindu India.