Hyderabad blasts: Seven-year-old with Down's Syndrome among many injured
Priyanka is the youngest of the 91 injured in Thursday’s twin blasts in Hyderabad which claimed 16 lives. Out shopping for new clothes with her father Balbheem, 34, a labourer at the Dilsukhnagar fruit market, and mother Sampatha, Priyanka had just asked her father for an ice cream when the second of the two blasts, near the Anand Tiffin Centre went off, separating the family and throwing them to the ground.
Balbheem, who suffered injuries to his head, shoulder and ankle, managed to find his bleeding wife and daughter, and rushed them to a local hospital. All the clothes he had bought for Priyanka that day, his mobile phone and all the money he had in his pocket were gone.
The family was admitted to Omni Hospital with multiple injuries suffered in the blast and the subsequent stampede. Balbheem was discharged on Saturday, but is still at the hospital, tending to his wife and daughter.
“We were out shopping because Priyanka had been asking for new clothes for a while. We had bought the new clothes and Priyanka was asking for an ice cream. I heard a loud sound in the distance and was wondering if it was a gas cylinder when we were rocked by a massive sound and
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