Serial blasts in Hyderabad; at least 11 feared
At least 11 people were killed and 20 others injured in two
near-simultaneous explosions in crowded Dilsukhnagar area in
Hyderabad, eye witnesses said. The blasts occurred near two
Hyderabad: The death toll in the twin bomb blasts
that rocked Hyderabad rose to 16 with two more of the injured
succumbing to their injuries Friday. Twelve of the 16 people
killed have been identified, police said.
Earlier Friday, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told reporters
after a visit to the site of the terror attack that 14 people were
killed and 119 injured in the Thursday evening explosions.
Two more deaths took place in two private hospitals, officials said.
Fourteen bodies were brought to the government-run Osmania
Hospital Thursday night. Twelve of them have been identified and
the bodies handed over to their relatives.
Shinde also visited Care Hospital, one of the seven hospitals
where the injured were admitted. Out of 20 in Care, three are in
At Omni Hospital, two of the 18 injured are in serious condition,
doctors said. Seven of the 14 admitted to Yashoda Hospital are
also battling for their lives.
Eight out of the twelve identified are Mohd. Rafeeq (22), Ijaz Ahmed (first-year student of
polytechnic college), Vijay Kumar (23, MBA student), Mutyala Raju
(23, MBA student), A. Ramulu (56), R. Shivani, Gunta Thirupathi
and Srinivas Reddy.
The remaining bodies at government-run Osmania Hospital are yet to
The list of injured released by the office of Cyberabad police
commissioner in the early hours of Friday shows 121 people were
admitted to seven hospitals in the city.
Thirty injured were undergoing treatment at Osmania Hospital and
26 at Care Hospital.
Another 26 were admitted to Omni Hospital, 18 to Yashoda Hospital
and 11 to Kamla Hospital. Six were brought to Savitha Hospital
with simple injuries while four others were admitted to Kamineni