'The spot where I was standing had disintegrated'
“Everyone around me was on the ground. Then I heard screams. I stood up and realized that the spot where I was standing just a few minutes ago appeared to have disintegrated. There was smoke and fire and pieces of metal everywhere. Everything looked red there,” said Attaluri, who is learning SAP at an institute close by.
“It took me a moment to realize it was blood and the strange looking things nearby were pieces of body parts. Just a few minutes ago, I had been standing where the blast occurred . I love jasmines and as the bus appeared to be late, I came towards the flower carts. I was bargaining with the vendor when this explosion occurred and I felt as if something pushed me with a great force. When I came to my senses I was on the ground,” she said.
Although she was able to find an autorickshaw willing to take her to her house in Chaitanyapuri, Attaluri and her friend, who works with Deccan Grameena Bank, decided to stay back and help paramedical staff who arrived in ambulances.
“I offered to donate blood but they said they had arrangements in the hospitals and asked us to keep away as there