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February 27, 2013

Bombing in India leaves 16 dead, 100 injured

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Last Thursday two bomb blasts exploded in the Dilsukhnagar area of the Indian city of Hyderabad killing 16 people and injuring 100 more. The two blasts exploded minutes apart from each other in the city. The first blast occured outside the Anand Tiffin Store restauraunt, opposite to the Konark Cinema at approximately 7:00pm (local time). The second exploded minutes later, and occured between the Venkatadri Theatre and Dilsukhnagar Bus Stand.

A police corden at the ground zero of the bomb attack in the Dilsukhnagar area of Hyderabad, India.
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Damage from the blast can be seen here as well as the Anand Tiffin Centre where Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited yesterday.
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A destroyed bus shelter where the first of two blasts exploded in the city.
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A corden around the site of the second blast.
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Security is tight in Hyderabad after the twin-bomb blast which killed 16 people.
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People gather at the site of the second blast site in the Dilsukhnagar area.
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The ground zero of the site of the first blast.
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh makes visit to Hyderabad blast site

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The ground zero of the serial blasts in the Dilsukhnagar area of the Indian metro of Hyderabad
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a visit to the Dilsukhnagar area of the city of Hyderabad on Sunday. His visit comes three days after two bomb blasts killed 16 people and left over 100 injured.

Manmohan Singh visited the injured at two hospitals in the city, Yashoda hospital and Omni hospital. He met the victims and pledged that everything possible was being done by the government to help them. He said, “I am here to stand in solidarity with the people of the city. We should maintain peace and calm”.

The security was tight for Manmohan Singh’s visit as he avoided travelling by road. The Prime Minister arrived at Begumpet Airport after travelling on to Victoria Memorial School by helicopter and then being driven on to the first blast site.

The two blasts exploded minutes apart from each other in the city on Thursday. The capital city, Delhi has been put on high alert after the incident with extra security being deployed around the India Gate and areas where lots of people gather. The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy stated that 3500 closed-circuit television cameras would be installed across Hyderabad for better surveillance and security.



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