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PM arrives in Hyderabad, to visit blast sites

Hyderabad, Feb 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh arrived here today to take stock of the situation in the aftermath of twin bomb blasts in the city.

Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimham, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and other dignitaries received him at the Begumpet airport.

The Prime Minister will visit the hospital where the injured are being treated.

Strongly condemning the blasts, Dr. Singh had said soon after the incident that those responsible for the dastardly act would not go unpunished.

Dr Singh has already sanctioned two lakh rupees each to next of kin of those killed in the blasts and 50,000 rupees each to those seriously injured, from the PM’s Relief Fund.

The death toll in the twin blasts in the city mounted to 16 on Friday with two more persons succumbing to their injuries in a hospital. As many as 119 people sustained injuries in the twin blasts.

Two powerful near simultaneous blasts had ripped through a crowded area close to a cluster of bus stands in Dilsukhnagar area on Thursday.

The blasts triggered by Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) tied to two bicycles took place at two sites 100 metres apart outside a roadside eatery near Konark and Venkatadiri theatres in the area located on the Hyderabad-Vijaywada national highway in Cyberabad police limits. (ANI)