Explosions in Hyderabad, India

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Two explosions have been reported in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, killing some 40 people. It was reported the two blasts rocked a park and a popular eat-out in Hyderabad on Saturday evening within a gap of 15 minutes.

The injured, a total of 350, have been taken to nearby hospitals. Both the areas have been evacuated.

The first explosion took place at Lumbini Park near the state secretariat at around 20:00 and another at Gokul Chat Bhandar 15 minutes later, they said. A laser show was going on at Lumbini Park when the blast occurred.