Hyderabad blasts: Mirza is lucky again, others not

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Hyderabad, Feb 22: This young man was lucky as he survived one more blast but five aspiring youngsters were not. Twenty-three-year old Abdul Wasif Mirza. Mirza had lost one of his legs in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad and he was injured in Thursday's twin blasts at Dilsukh Nagar. However, five youngsters Vijay Kumar, Rjasekhar, Harish, Azaz Ahmed and Swapna, were not lucky and died tragically in the blasts.

Mirza, who had lost his leg in the earlier blast, is lodged in Yashoda hospital. In yesterday's balst he was injured again in leg and has shrapnel wounds in the ribs. His father Shahid Mirza said "in 2007 he was injured in the Mecca Masjid blasts. That time I didn't think he would survive, but he did." The doctors at the Yashoda Hospital removed debris from his body and he is recovering.

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However, Vijay Kumar was not lucky like Mirza. Vijay Kumar had come to Dilsukh Nagar to purchase books to prepare for the examination for the post of sub-inspector in Prohibition and Excise department. As he was browsing through the books near the bus stand the blast took place killing him instantly. Another student who perished in the blasts was Azaz Ahmed. He had in fact come to Hyderabad from Kottagudem in Khammam distirct to purchase books.

The police also identified two dead aspiring students pursuing MBA and they are Rajasekhar and Swapna. An engineering student, Harish, from Kottapet also fell victim to the twin blasts.

Dilsukhnagar is middle class locality with numerous coaching classes and cheap hotels. This was the reason why there were so many students in the area at the time of the blasts.

Meanwhile, seven members of a single family including a three-year-old can thank their stars as they were left injured. An elderly man from the family said, "seven people in my family have been injured in the blast. We were all set to leave on a bus and talking when we we felt the blast. Next thing I knew they were all lying in different corners. There was smoke all over. My son-in-law's leg has been chopped off."

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