Delhi blasts: People unite in hours of grief

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New Delhi, Sep 14: 5 blasts rocked the capital at 1830 hrs in upmarket areas of South Delhi.While authorities took some time to reach the spot, Delhiites dealt with the situation with finesse.

People were up in arms to help the blasts victims here without waiting for the authorities to come and take the injured to hospitals. They even said if allowed they would again come to their work places tomorrow without any fear in their minds. ''The terrorists should be told that we are not afraid, we will continue to work together for our country,'' said Nishi Kant Sharma, one of the shop owners in South Delhi area of G K Market. ''I will come on Sunday, Sep 14 to my shop as I know the terrorists can't really stop us working,'' he said adding that it was an act of cowardice.

Helpline Numbers: Delhi Police: 011-23490312, RML Hospital: 011-23365525, Sucheta Kriplani: 011-23363698

The first bomb, which went off in Saraswati market of Karol Bagh area, was of higher intensity as bodies were seen lying in pool of blood and the blast was heard miles away from the actual blast site but people there said Delhi could not be terrorised through all these.

''It happened an hour ago or so and nobody has moved from here as people are ready to help to restore normalcy in the area,'' Tarun, an eyewitness of the blast said.

At RML hospital, where the victims were being shifted from various blast sites, people were trying to help each other as it was almost impossible for the authorities there to handle the situation on its own.

Many queued up to donate blood without worrying about how long would it take or when they would reach home.

Later, Home Minister Shivraj Patil, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit visited RML to inquire about the health of the affected people.


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