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Mumbai blasts: Media helps family to reunite with boy

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July 14, 2006 21:37 IST

Thanks to the media, a boy who suffered serious injuries in the bomb blasts on trains in Mumbai was reunited with his parents on Friday.

Eight-year-old Rakesh Amrit Parihar, a resident of Vashi in Navi Mumbai, was admitted to Bhagwati Hospital in suburban Borivali in an unconscious state, medical superintendent Mahendra Wadival told PTI.

He said the unidentified boy regained consciousness on Thursday evening and began asking for his parents.

"It was due to the efforts of the media that Parihar was reunited with his parents," a visibly happy Wadival said.

The Parihar family traced the boy to the hospital after seeing photographs of him in the print and electronic media.

On Tuesday, Rakesh was returning home after visiting his uncle's house in Surat. He got off a train at Borivali to catch another train to Vashi when the bomb exploded.

According to Wadival, Rakesh would have to stay in the hospital for a week before being discharged.

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