Victims tell how Hyderabad laser show crowd was struck by bombs

HYDERABAD, India, Aug 26, 2007 (AFP) – Romanna was bleeding and in shock after being wounded in a series of terror blasts that rocked this southern Indian city late Saturday, killing 36 people and injuring 60. A string of explosions went off in an auditorium packed with families watching a laser show, while other blasts ripped through a congested street food stall minutes later in another part of the city.

“I saw limbs flying around me and blood splattering,” the 29-year-old woman told AFP as she waited for help for a chest wound outside the auditorium in Lumbini amusement park in Hyderabad.

The blasts in the open-air venue were so powerful some victims were hurled into the air, the housewife said.

“We had been enjoying a great show,” said Romanna, who like many Indians uses one name.

Abandoned shoes and blood-soaked clothes littered the amusement park where the families had endured heavy rain to attend the sound and laser-light show.

Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajshekhar Reddy condemned the blasts as the “cruelest acts against humanity.”

Federal authorities said the blasts were work of terrorists bent on destroying the country’s unity.

Police said they had some lea