Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:02 AM
Recursion (50,732 posts)
India's Hyderabad hit by two explosions
At least two people have been killed in a pair of explosions in India's southern city of Hyderabad.
The blasts rocked a bus station and a cinema about 10 minutes apart, police said. Television images showed casualties being rushed to hospital.
Unconfirmed reports have given much higher figures for those killed, and suggested that dozens were injured in the blasts.
Police are investigating the cause of the explosions.
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21537197
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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:35 AM
pampango (24,366 posts)
1. India’s home secretary said 10 people were killed and 50 injured in the blasts. Police said 15 died.
Explosions rip through southern Indian city
A pair of explosions ripped through a busy neighborhood Thursday in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, causing dozens of casualties, authorities said.
India’s home secretary, R.K. Singh, said 10 people were killed and 50 injured in the blasts. But local police said at least 15 people died.
The explosions occurred during rush hour soon after sunset, the first at 7:01 p.m. in the Disulkhnagar neighborhood on the outskirts of the city at a cinema parking lot and a bus stop teeming with restaurants and tea shops.
Local news media reported a third explosion on a bridge, but there was no immediate confirmation from police. ... Officials regard Hyderabad as a “sensitive target” because it has been the scene of terrorist attacks before. In 2008, two powerful bomb blasts killed 40 people.