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Massive Bomb Blast in Ibrahimpatnam 2 Injured

Hyderabad: A day after a man was injured in an explosion at Ibrahimpatnam on the outskirts of the city, two persons including a woman were injured in another minor explosion today in the same area, police said.

“The incident occurred around 2.50 pm after a man stepped on some explosive material lying underground,” Police Commissioner (Rachakonda) Mahesh M Bhagwat told PTI.

Forensic experts and Bomb Disposal Squad reached the spot and a investigation is underway, he said.

The explosive material could be gelatin, buried in the mud, Bhagwat. Local people use gelatin sticks to carry out blasts to scare away wild boars.

Last evening, a person was injured in the same area when some kerosene stored in a box kept near a pushcart-eatery exploded.

The senior police officials who visited the scene said it was a small explosion.

Panic gripped the area after the successive explosions.