The Straits Times
Published on Feb 24, 2013

Indian PM calls for calm after deadly Hyderabad blasts


NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday appealed for calm as he flew to Hyderabad and visited some of the 117 people wounded in twin bombings last week which killed 16 people.

Dr Singh also visited the blast site in Dilsukh Nagar, where two bicycle bombs exploded within a few minutes of each other outside a cinema and near a bus stand on Thursday evening.

The prime minister met with some of the blast survivors and medical staff in two city hospitals and expressed his condolences.

"It is most important that in this hour of grief the people should maintain calm," he said. "I am happy that the people of Hyderabad have refused to be provoked by this nefarious incident," he told reporters.