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Another TMC MLA dies of Covid-19 in Bengal

After TMC MLA Tamonash Ghosh died of the Covid-19 infection, party legislator Samaresh Das succumbed to the disease on Monday.

Published: 17th August 2020 07:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2020 07:37 PM   |  A+A-

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A medic wearing a PPE conducts COVID-19 rapid antigen testing in Kolkata. (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress MLA Samaresh Das (74) died at a Kolkata hospital in Salt Lake on Monday around a month after he had tested positive for Covid-19.

Das is the second TMC member of the West Bengal legislative assembly to die of the viral infection. Earlier, three-time party MLA and treasurer Tamonash Ghosh (60) died of the Covid-19 infection.

Das, an MLA from Egra constituency in East Midnapore district, had tested positive for Covid-19 on July 18 and since then he was admitted to a local hospital. On July 25, he was shifted to a private hospital in Kolkata after his condition deteriorated. Since then he was put on a ventilator.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her condolence over the MLA's demise. "I deeply saddened. His demise created a hollow space in Bengal’s political world," she tweeted.

Bengal has reported 1.16 lakh Covid-19 cases to date which include 2,428 deaths.

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