Live: PM visits blasts sites in Hyderabad

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 07:56 hrs

1.10 pm: 

PM visits blasts sites in Hyderabad

Three days after two powerful bombs killed 16 people and injured 117, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday visited the sites here.

Accompanied by Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, he first stopped at the Anand Tiffin Centre in front of Konark Theatre.

The chief minister briefed him about the incidents. He later visited the scene of the second blast, a few meters away.

Manmohan Singh, who flew into Hyderabad in an Indian Air Force aircraft, will call on the injured at hospitals.

The prime minister drove a distance of about 2.5 km to reach Dilsukhnagar, the area the terrorists targeted.

11.50 am: 

PM arrives in Hyderabad, to visit blast sites

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today arrived here from Delhi in a special aircraft to visit Thursday's blast sites in the city.

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

Singh took a chopper to Victoria Memorial Home and from there he will go to Dilshuknagar where two bombs had exploded within a span of minutes on Thursday killing 16 people and leaving 117 injured.

The Prime Minister will also pay a visit to two private hospitals where some of the blast victims are being treated, a senior government official said.

After visiting hospitals, Singh is scheduled to go back to Victoria Memorial and fly back to the Begumpet airport to leave for Delhi in the afternoon.

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7.30 am: 

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Hyderabad today to take stock of the situation in the aftermath of twin bomb blasts there.

Singh will visit the hospital where the injured are being treated besides taking a briefing from Chief Minister Kiran Reddy, sources said.

Two bombs exploded within a span of minutes in Hyderabad on Thursday evening, killing 16 people and injuring 117.

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