Second swine flu death in Himachal

Shimla: Swine flu has claimed one more life in Himachal Pradesh and the death toll has increased to two, an official said on Wednesday.

Paras Ram, 72, died at the Rajendra Prasad Medical College and Hospital at Tanda town in Kangra district, state surveillance officer Rajesh Guleri told IANS.

He died Monday but his blood sample tested positive a day after his death.

The first swine flu death was reported Tuesday at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Shimla.

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has directed the health authorities to take extra precautionary measures in dealing with swine flu.

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