Cracker explosion spreads panic

The windowpanes of many flats broke and compound wall of a house developed cracks due to explosion at Video Colony.

Published: 24th February 2012 03:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:02 PM   |  A+A-

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Bomb disposal squad personnel inspecting the blast site, which later turned out to be a cracker explosion, at Miyapur in Hyderabad on Thursday. EPS

HYDERABAD: The windowpanes of a couple of flats broke and the compound wall of a house developed cracks on account of a big explosion that occurred when crackers dumped in a garbage-bin went off in Video Colony at Miyapur here on Thursday afternoon. Panic-stricken residents thought at first that the blast was that of an LPG cylinder and, later, as the blast occurred in a dumpyard, thought it was a detonator.

But police, who arrived on the scene along with a bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs, found that the explosion was the result of burning of crackers.

“Fi re-crackers wer e dumped by some persons and the local municipal authorities dumped the garbage in the open plot and set it on fire.

The crackers went off with a huge explosive sound, damaging the windowpanes of nearby houses.

No one was injured,’’ Miyapur police inspector S Bheem Reddy said

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