Blast leaves blood in its trail
Roads splattered with blood, broken glasses and shattered furniture was all that remained after the bomb blast that rocked the flower market in South Delhi's Mehrauli, leaving one dead and 14 injured.delhi Updated: Sep 27, 2008 16:49 IST
Roads splattered with blood, broken glasses and shattered furniture was all that remained after the bomb blast that rocked the flower market on Saturday in South Delhi's Mehrauli, leaving one dead and 14 injured.
The market, which is very close to Qutab Minar, was calm as usual on a Saturday afternoon before 2.15 pm when the peace was shattered by an explosion.
According to eyewitnesses, two men came on a motorcycle carrying a packet and dropped it in the market, resulting in the explosion.
Shopkeepers and shoppers immediately rushed to help the injured people and took them to nearby hospitals.
People in the area displayed their anger by alleging that police came late despite being called several times.
"Police were nowhere to be seen till one hour after the incident. We took the injured to the hospital," a shopkeeper, who was injured in the incident, said.
There was heavy rush in the market as people had gathered for shopping on Saturday.
"There was a huge sound. I came out of my shop and saw some people were injured and screaming for help," a shopkeeper said.
Police have cordoned off the area and senior police officials have rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.
The city had witnessed series of bomb blasts on September 13. Over 20 people were killed and about 60 others injured in the blasts.