Mumbai blasts death toll mounts to 26

MUMBAI - The death toll from the triple bomb blasts in the Indian city of Mumbai earlier this month has risen to 26 after a man who was seriously burnt died in hospital, police said.

The 42-year-old died at the city's Harkishandas Hospital on Saturday morning from injuries sustained when an explosion ripped through the Opera House diamond trading hub, India media reported on Sunday.

Two other bombs went off in quick succession at the nearby Zaveri Bazaar gold and jewellery quarter and the suburban district of Dadar at rush hour on July 13, wounding more than 130 people.

Six people, including the latest victim, have died in hospital in just over a week.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were the first in the city since the deadly Islamist extremist strike in November 2008 that killed 166 and injured more than 300.

But suspicion has fallen on the home-grown militant group the Indian Mujahideen, which has claimed similar strikes in the past.