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Death & grief shroud Delhi hospitals

September 14, 2008 16:55 IST

Frenzied relatives thronged hospitals across New Delhi [Images] where victims of Saturday's serial blasts lay admitted.

Images: Shock and horror in Delhi

The maximum activity was seen at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in central Delhi, which received most of the casualties and the injured.

'The car acted as shield and saved me'

Among those killed in Saturday evening's blasts at the Central Park in Connaught Place was soon-to-be married Kamini, who along with her fiance Rawat Kashyap, had come to the city.

While Kamini, a TCS [Get Quote] employee, died at the RML hospital, Kashyap (27) is recuperating, oblivious to Kamini's death, at the ICU.

7 members of a family killed in blast

"Both were about to get married. Kamini came to Delhi to write an exam. Both were sitting on a bench at the Central Park unknown to the tragic fate they met," one of the relatives present at the hospital said.

The hospital, according to CMO R K Sharma, had discharged 31 people by Sunday morning out of the 60 admitted since Saturday. While 10 of those admitted were in a serious condition, another 19 were recuperating, he said.

'It seems terrorists knew how we would react'

Another victim Chandrabhan, a driver with MCD, who was declared brought dead at RML from Karol Bagh, was the sole earning member for his family.

His wife was seen weeping profusely waiting for her husband's body.

Sanjiv, admitted at LNJP hospital, broke down when he saw his brother for the first time since Saturday evening after the blast at the bus stop in Barakhamba road.

Eyewitness account: Five feet from death

"I am so relieved. The injuries have eased after I have seen my bother Somesh," Sanjiv said.

Friends and relatives of Amit Saxena (26), mourned his loss at RML after they got the news about the young travel ticket-seller from Kanpur had died yesterday when he was being taken to the Operation Theatre.

"We never thought that this would happen to him while he went for work at Barakhamba road. His family is shocked," Saxena's friend Sanjay said.

Where the terrorists struck in Delhi

Twenty-year-old Babita, a Bachelors' student from New Delhi's Timarpur locality was brought dead after the blasts at Central Park.

"She said that she will be going to Kamla Nagar market after finishing her work. Her father works with the UPSC," Babita's uncle Ram Narain Singh Negi said.

View: Pathetic handling of blasts' aftermath

"Life has to go on. It is sad that innocent people lost their life, but others need to survive for which they need money and so, they have to come out of the houses to earn bread and butter for the family," Sanjay, a man in his late twenties, said.

Number of buses, both state run DTC and private, packed with people were seen on the roads. Auto rickshaws were also seen plying as usual.

"I don't think there would be any problem to commute. But yes policemen may ask not to stop at certain places," 45-year-old Ram Prasad, an auto driver said when asked if they are likely to face any problem if they have to take a passenger to localities near the blast sites.




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