For 25-year-old Abdul Wasif Mirza of Kala Pathar, it was a providential escape. Mirza, who had lost his left leg six years ago in the Macca Masjid blast, was grievously hurt in the Dilsukhnagar blasts, too. The youth sells garments at the Dilsukhnagar bus stand.
Mirza’s family said his left leg had been completely damaged in the earlier blast and on Thursday he received severe injuries on his back. Doctors said that Mirza’s injuries were serious and may cause damage to his spinal cord which would give him trouble throughout his life.
Mirza’s aunt, Fazeelith said he was only 20 and had just completed his intermediate when he had suffered severe stomach and leg injuries in the Mecca Masjid blast. He was treated for almost for a year.
He is the eldest among his siblings and has four younger sisters and two brothers. Mirza had started selling his wares at Dilsukhnagar just a month back, added his aunt. Namnoor, a remote village in Adilabad district, lost two of its bright sons in Thursday’s blasts at Dilsukhnagar here.
While Vadde Vinod Kumar (24) was preparing for the forthcoming sub-inspectors examination, his friend Mutyala Rajasekhar (23) was pursuing an MBA course. They were taking coaching lessons at a study circle near the blast site. The two friends arrived at the tiffin centre to have tea after the class and perished in the blast that followed.
“We were together till the last minute. I left them just to wash my hands when a powerful force threw me away. When I came back running I saw the mangled bodies of both my friends. Then I tried calling their parents, but the mobile phones did not work,” said Ravi Kumar who was taking classes along with the two.
L Vishwanath, 57, owner of an electronic shop located just opposite the Dilsukhnagar bus stop, had to undergo critical surgery. The leg of an 18-year-old student, Ragitha, will have to be amputated.
For Padmakar Diwanji, it was like any other busy day making hot “jelebis” near the tiffin centre. He, too, died in the blast. Veterinary Assistant Venkateswarlu, a resident of Hyderabad, was probably the first to feel the impact of the blast.
He was approaching his motorcycle parked near the shopping complex when the cycle-laden with the bomb exploded. He died on the spot, leaving a shocked family that was getting ready for the marriage of his daughter. Venkateswarlu was there at the place to select wedding cards.
Mutyala Rajasekhar, an MBA graduate looking for employment, Mohammad Rafi who repairs bags and suitcases, Anandkumar and Swapna Reddy, both BTech students, were among those who lost their lives in the blasts. Swapna was walking down the road when the blast took place. Her maternal uncle, unable to trace her body among the dead in the mortuary, at Osmania is crestfallen.