Hyderabad, Aug 25 (PTI) At least 20 persons were killed and nearly 60 injured in two powerful near-simultaneous blasts at a crowded park and a popular eating joint here this evening.
Eight persons died when an explosion ripped through an auditorium in Lumbini Park in the heart of the city when a laser show was on, police said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tonight condemned the bomb blasts in Hyderabad and expressed deep concern.
Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy held an emergency meeting with top police officials and soon afterwards rushed to the spot.
The blast occurred at about 7.45 pm when the laser show at Lumbini Park had just started. So powerful was the blast that some of bodies were flung into the air and scattered over the area.
In another blast around the same time at Gokul chat bhandar at Kothi area, at least 12 persons were killed and scores were injured.
The police cordoned off the areas and sounded a red alert across the city and conducted searches at railway stations and bus depots.
The profusely bleeding injured were admitted to Osmania Hospital, Mediciti and other hospitals.
There was confusion about what exactly had caused the explosion at the eatery after initial reports said it was due to a cylinder blast.
However, police suspect that going by the impact and high casualties, it could be triggered by RDX.
The twin blasts today came three months after the powerful explosion at Mecca Masjid here in May last.
More 2 BOMBS have been disabled by the police, which were found at Dilsukhnagar.
Dilsukhnagar is also a very crowded place.
Y.S.Rajasekhar reddy say's that the Bomb blasts are responsible by the TERRORISTS.
He declares this is the work of the ISI's.
Mr L.K.Advani is coming to Hyderabad tomorrow on the eve of bomb blasts.
The bombs placed are Timer Bombs.
-some students from maharashtra engineering college came for an industrial tour and and were affected in the blasts.The bus driver of that college b.n.khandekar says atleast 3 or 4 students were killed and they are joined in mediciti hospitals.
The bombs were placed in a black color bag and a blue color bag.the bag's also contains some tiffin boxes.this proves a relation between the mecca masjid blasts also where a similar type of equipment was used.
the names of the people killed in Hyderabad bobm blasts at gokul chat and lumbini park are
persons killed in the bomb blast from prakasam district are
Bombs were also recovered in Narayanguda.
Chief Minister Y.S.Rajasekhar Reddy say's not to believe in rumours.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
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