New Delhi:  Security was stepped up in the national capital on Thursday in the wake of the serial blasts in Hyderabad.

HYDERABAD BLASTS

A senior Delhi Police official said the personnel of the force have been alerted and they were keeping a tight vigil on the city.
    
"We are always on alert. There is nothing to panic," the official said.
    
At least three powerful blasts rocked the busy commercial hub of Hyderabad close to a crowded bus stand at Dilsukhnagar this evening claiming several lives.
    
The blasts took place during the peak hour outside a roadside eatery near Konark cinema theatre in the locality resulting in a stampede-like situation with people trying to run for safety.

SERIAL BLASTS ROCK HYDERABAD
  • CM N Kiran Kumar Reddy visited the blast sites and has called for an emergency meeting
  • State Home Minster is on his way to the spot
  • High alert sounded across Nation
  • Helpline number: 040 – 27853408
  • Blasts took place in busy areas where a bus stop and a cinema hall are located
  • The blasts sites: Venkatadri theater, Konark theater, foot bridge of Dilsukh Nagar bus stand.
  • 1st blast at 7.01pm, second at 7.06pm
  • NSG team to fly to Hyderabad at 9.30pm from New Delhi

JPN/Agencies

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