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'Once out, I have to find my friend'

Blossom Rodrigues, 28, plans to try and hunt down her train friend Varsha as soon as she is discharged from Sushrusha hospital.

mumbai Updated: Jul 16, 2011 01:01 IST
Pooja Domadia

Blossom Rodrigues, 28, plans to try and hunt down her train friend Varsha as soon as she is discharged from Sushrusha hospital.

She has suffered multiple injuries on her left arm and above her left eye.

Rodrigues was walking towards her home in Dadar with Varsha, whom she has known for a year, when the bomb exploded.

"I couldn't sleep on Wednesday night thinking of her. When I last I saw her amidst the thick smoke, her hand seemed badly injured," said Rodrigues, who recalls falling down and opening her eyes to complete darkness. "I ran towards a shop nearby and that's when I saw Varsha on the floor. I asked people around me to help her but they all looked too shocked and scared, like I was."

Rodrigues said she called her husband from the shop, and he took her to the hospital. "I don't have any idea where she is," she said.

Although a friend has told her that Varsha has probably been admitted to KEM hospital, Rodrigues said she would feel better only once she actually sees Varsha.

Rodrigues works in Nariman Point and Varsha in Marine Lines. They had not met for two months as their timings didn't match, and on Monday, they had met, and then, again on Wednesday, when the blast occurred.

Rodrigues was operated as there were many splinters in her body; some of them are still in her body but are too deep to be removed. "I can't hear comfortably as the noise of the blast is still ringing in my ears," she said.