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Shinde visits Hyderabad twin blast site, toll climbs to 14

Hyderabad, Feb 22 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Friday visited the twin bomb blasts site at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad.

Shinde, who reached Hyderabad by a special flight this morning, drove straight to Dilsukhnagar and went around the blast site.

Speaking to reporters, he said 14 people were killed in the blast and 110 were injured.

He then went to the bus shelter about 150 meters away where the second blast killed another six people and left many injured.

Shinde, accompanied by Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Union Home Secretary N K Singh, later visited some hospitals where the injured persons were undergoing treatment.

Two powerful near simultaneous bomb blasts ripped through a crowded area close to a cluster of bus stands in Dilsukhnagar area in Hyderabad on Thursday. (ANI)