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Sonia, Patil visit blast victims in Malegaon

Gandhi and Patil will also be visiting the blast sites at Mushaira Chowk and the Bada Kabaristan.

india Updated: Sep 09, 2006 13:10 IST

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil visited a private hospital on Saturday to meet some of those injured in Friday's blasts.

Accompanied by a large posse of security personnel, Gandhi and Patil drove to the private Farhan hospital where a large number of the injured are admitted.

The media were not allowed to enter the hospital premises during their visit. Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh had also reached Malegaon.

Gandhi and Patil will also be visiting the blast sites at Mushaira Chowk and the Bada Kabaristan and take stock of the situation in this communally-sensitive Muslim-dominated textile town.

Earlier, a group of agitated people, thronging the Farhan hospital area, pelted stones at a TV outdoor broadcasting van.

However, the situation was immediately brought under control by the security personnel.