Hyderabad twin blasts spare cylinders and hundreds of lives
Had the IED blasts caused an explosion in any of the LPG cylinders in the eateries, the damage could have been much more severe, police said. Police and fire brigade personnel have since removed the LPG cylinders.
“The two places where the blasts occurred are lined with roadside eateries and they have LPG cylinders, sometimes two or three, out in the open. If the blasts had caused the LPG cylinders to explode, it would have been catastrophic,” a police official said.
Police officials said it was a providential escape for many considering that the bombs exploded in such a dense area. Most of the people were standing near the many bus shelters that dot the area, and police are assessing if these had shielded them from the impact.
“When the first blast happened, we had in fact thought it was a cylinder blast because there are so many of them on the roadside attached to the eateries,” said Venkat Narayana, a textile trader from Nalgonda. “I then saw bodies lying near the cellphone shop. Plastic plates, chappals and other things were lying all
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