BOMB BLASTS Hit Amusement Park in India
Four more bombs defused in amusement park!
Three bomb blasts went off in in Hyderabad, India today.
Two targeted an amusement park!
At least 44 are dead.
A man shines a flashlight on what appears to be blood following one of the blasts. CNN reports that the amusement park was holding a lazer light show when the blast went off.
The BBC reported:
At least 28 people have been killed in two explosions in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, reports say. One of the blasts ripped through the Lumbini amusement park during a laser show, killing at least five people, media reports said.
Some 50 people were injured in the explosions, about 1200km (780 miles) south of the capital, Delhi.
In May, 14 people died when a bomb exploded in a mosque in Hyderabad, one of southern India’s biggest cities.
A bomb disposal squad member makes checks at Lumbini Park in Hyderabad after a powerful bomb blast on saturday. (Photo: Nagara Gopal Hindu News)
The other blast went off at a popular restaurant.
Hindustan Times has this:
Twenty four people died when an explosion ripped through Gokul Chat Shop at Kothi locality at around 7.50 pm, Andhra Pradesh Home Minister K Jana Reddy told reporters in Hyderabad.
In another blast five minutes earlier at a place five kilometres away, six persons perished in a blast in an auditorium in Lumbini Park near the state secretariat in the heart of the city when a laser show was on, he said.
Reddy said about 500 people were in the auditorium at the time of the incident. The blast ripped through the middle row of the auditorium when the show had just begun.
So powerful was the blast that some of bodies were flung into the air and scattered over the area. Hyderabad Police Commissioner Balwinder Singh said the toll at Lumbini Park, overlooking the picturesque Hussain Sagar lake, may go up as it was teeming with week-end crowd.
Police officials inspect the bodies of victims at the site of the blast at the Lumbani park, in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Aug.25, 2007. A pair of bombings tore through crowded public areas in the southern city of Hyderabad on Saturday night, killing 28 people and leaving dozens more wounded, officials said. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A)
HotAir says it may be revenge for the mosque bombing on May 14th.
Update: A third blast went off…
Medics move a person injured in a bomb blast on a stretcher, at a hospital in Lumbini Park in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad August 25, 2007. Three explosions within minutes, one at a street-side food stall and two in an amusement park, killed at least 34 people in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad on Saturday, police and officials said. (REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder)
An injured of a twin blast is shifted to a hospital, in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Aug.25, 2007. (AP)