Blasts near Hyderabad spark panic: NSG team visits area

Three persons, including a woman, were injured in a minor explosion Sunday afternoon.

Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | Updated: October 10, 2016 5:51 pm
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Ambedkar Nagar in Ibrahimpatnam, 50 km from Hyderabad, is in the grip of tension after two low-intensity blasts in the past two days left four people injured. A team from the National Security Guard (NSG) bomb squad visited the area Monday and collected samples from the two blast sites.

Three persons, including a woman, were injured in a minor explosion Sunday afternoon. The injured have been identified as K Kalidas, R Nagaiah and a flower vendor G Nagamma.

On Saturday evening, a roadside snacks vendor was injured when a can, in which he had brought kerosene, exploded.

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Regarding Sunday’s explosion, Police Commissioner, Rachakonda zone, M M Bhagawat, said it appeared that a man stepped on a gelatin stick stuck in the mud, leading to the explosion.

“Right now, we do not see a mischief or a terror angle in these two incidents. As a precautionary measure, we informed the NSG which sent a team to the spot. A forensic report is awaited,’’ he said.

An officer associated with the probe said that as of now, there seems to be no link between the two blasts.

Meanwhile, the blasts have triggered panic in the area. “People are scared. Who knows what might happen if I put my foot in the wrong place,’’ Kiran Reddy, a shop owner said.

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