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Blast news: evening editions sell like hot cakes

india Updated: Jul 25, 2008 20:34 IST

Evening editions of city newspapers sold like hot cakes as happy vendors saw their stacks of newspapers disappear off their shelves as news of serial blasts spread through the city.

Panic gripped various parts of the city as news of the blasts spread quickly, causing tense moments for relatives sitting inside their houses, wondering about the whereabouts of their near and dear ones.

Though the telephone network for a brief while appeared to be jammed, the network soon resumed, with friends and relatives calling each other up quickly to talk of the blast.

Traffic police zoomed into quick action, cordoning off areas of the incidents and diverting traffic to other routes. A heavy security was deployed around the places where the blasts took place.

As traffic police battled with queries relating to sudden diversion, the others stopped curious onlookers who wanted to sneak into the place of the blasts.

Furrowed eyebrows and anxious faces dotted the teachers of a group of school children who had lined up in front of a museum nearby and waiting for their turn to enter it. The children who were in the vicinity of the blast, appeared to be naively thrilled to be close to the spot of action while the teachers contemplated over their safety.

Incidentally, the roads where blasts occurred were approach roads to the Electronic city, the hub of global companies.

A string of nine synchronised bomb blasts today shook the city during the busy lunch hour, leaving two killed and injuring 12 others-a chilling reminder of the over two-year old terror attack at the Indian Institute of Sciences in Bangalore.