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radiation leak in delhi claims first victim

 About a week after I visited the scrap markets of Mayapuri, the radiation leak traced to 11 different sources of Cobalt 60 claimed its first life, reports the Press Trust of India (PTI).

Hospitalized early this month, 35-year-old Rajender -- who worked at the shop where the first sample of Cobalt 60 was discovered -- died due to multiple organ failure, the agency quotes the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as saying.

It's hard to believe that just a few days ago, shop owners were telling me this was no big deal.