11 killed in two blasts in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: 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 theatres in Dilsukhnagar, a busy commercial area in the southern part of city, about 15 km from the heart of the city

Eye witnesses said they heard two loud explosions within a couple of minutes. Police have not yet confirmed either the cause of the explosions or the number of casualties.

The first blast occurred around 7 p.m. near a tiffin centre opposite Venkatadri theatre and the second near Konark theatre. Both the theatres are about 500 meters from each other.

Ambulances and police vehicles rushed to the area. The injured were shifted to Yashoda Hospital at Malakpet and to the government-run Osmania Hospital.

Gory pictures of the victims without limbs were seen. Others with bleeding injuries were shifted to ambulances.

-IANS

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