Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pune Bomb Blast Update: 9 dead, 45 wounded

Times of India reporters Asseem Shaikh, Swati Shinde and Mihir Tanksale has reported on the newspaper’s site that the Pune blast toll is 9 dead and 45 wounded.

The bomb blast ripped through the city’s popular German Bakery, close to the Osho Ashram, diagonally across from the Jewish Chabad House, recced by 26/11 suspect David Coleman Headley, killing at least nine people, four of them foreigners, all women, the report says. More than 45 people were rushed to hospital with varying degrees of injury. Body parts of some of the dead were found strewn on the North Main Road and near the O Hotel, a few metres from the bakery.

The blast at 7.15 PM left a 6ftx4ft hole in the wall of the bakery when it was crowded with people. According to Union Home Secretary G K Pillai, there was an unattended packet which exploded when a waiter tried to open it.

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