With one more person succumbing to his injuries sustained in the City Light hotel building collapse on Rashtrapati Road in Secunderabad on July 8, the death toll in the tragedy rose to 18 yesterday, official sources said.
Nagesh, the 32-year-old owner-driver of a truck, who received serious injuries in the mishap was undergoing treatment at Gandhi Hospital here for the last 10 days. He died in the hospital late last night.
He had gone to the popular hotel on that fateful morning to have a cup of tea.
Seventeen people had been killed and 20, including Nagesh, were seriously injured. Among the dead were the son and a nephew of the hotel owner.