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Two days on, Hyderabad blasts still haunt survivors; families of the dead in shock


Abhirr V P, Preeti Singh, CNN-IBN
Feb 23, 2013 at 07:40pm IST

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Hyderabad: The twin blasts in Hyderabad on Thursday evening have taken 16 lives and changed many others. Mahesh, who was in Dilsukh Nagar when the bombs exploded, was injured and is now recovering at a hospital. But what he may never recover from, is the deaths of two of his childhood friends, who had gone shopping with him at the market.

"I want to see that place again where the blasts took place," Mahesh said, as he lay recovering at the hospital. Annapurna left home Thursday afternoon to buy books for her engineering exam. Two days later, her parents are still searching for their 19-year-old daughter.

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Ramulu and his wife Pushpalatha have checked every body in the mortuary, and every injured person in hospital wards across the city but their search has gone in vain. Ramulu, who is a trolley puller, is still haunted by his daughter's last words - that she would return home that evening.

"I checked every hospital, every ward, the two places where the blasts took place, and for the past two days I have gone everywhere, what do I do? Where is she? I am losing hope of finding her," said Golconda Ramulu, Annapurna's father.

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Kaushik Reddy, from Guntur, lost his only son in the twin blasts. His son, Shrinivas, was an engineering student who had gone to the Satya Sai Baba temple in Dilsukh Nagar to pray before exams.

"He was their only son and he was studying in Hyderabad. He was their only future and now he came back as a dead body," said Prabhakar Reddy, Shrinivas' uncle.

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