Terror struck Hyderabad killing 14 people and injuring 119 others on Thursday night when two powerful near simultaneous blasts ripped through a crowded area close to a cluster of bus stands in Dilsukhnagar area. Photo: AFP.
The blasts triggered by Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) tied to two bicycles took place in the peak hour at two sites 100 metres apart outside a roadside eatery near Konark and Venkatadiri theatres in the area located on the Hyderabad-Vijaywada national highway in Cyberabad police limits. Photo: AFP.
Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde visited the scene of the twin bomb blasts and put the death toll at 14, adding 119 persons are injured. He also promised not to leave any stone unturned in investigation. Photo: ABP News Bureau.
Sushilkumar Shinde added that specific intelligence was not given about a particular area. Photo: AFP.
The scene wore a gory look with severed body parts lying around. Footwear and various other objects were also seen indicating the desperation of the victims and the injured to flee the spot. Photo: AFP.
The injured have been rushed to various hospitals by ambulances and police and bomb disposal squads swung into action and began searches. Photo: AFP.
The Dilsukhnagar area witnessed a blast in 2002 near a famous Saibaba temple in which two persons were killed and over 20 injured. Photo: AFP.
The twin blasts, described as dastardly by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who announced a Rs two lakh ex-gratia to the kin of each of the victims, triggered a stampede-like situation with people trying to scamper for safety as it left a bloody trail. Photo: AFP.
There were reports that the bomb blast could be heard two to three kms away from the site of the explosion. Photo: AFP.