After a lull of few days, when the people have not yet recovered from the injuries and terror, Mumbai is again struck with bomb blasts in its small textile town of Malegaon in the Nashik District of Maharashtra.
Thirty-five people were feared killed in a series of explosions on Friday in a town in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
The blasts occurring around 1:45 pm killed at least 37 people, injuring nearly 200, many of whom were children, most of whom were killed in the stampede after the blasts. It happened when thousands of Muslims had gathered at the Noorani mosque for the Friday prayers.
A pair of sandals lie strewn, as a motorcycle is seen near blood stains after an explosion.
This morning after the blasts, the town is tense but calm. With the Maharashtra police having sounded a statewide alert, curfew is still in place, with a huge police presence across the town.
India has been on a security alert after the Mumbai blasts.
The injured were taken to different hospitals, including Farhan Hospital, Ali Akbar Hospital, the Rural Hospital of Malegaon and Medicare Hospital, with around 125 admitted at Wadia Hospital alone.
Locals helps injured to get on an ambulance following bomb attacks on the Muslim-majority city of Malegaon.
Boy injured in an explosion receives treatment at a hospital in Malegaon.
The families of the dead have been assured with a compensation of Rs one lakh and those injured with Rs 50,000. The Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, R R Patil visited Malegaon on Friday evening. Meeting the injured in one of the hospitals, he urged them to maintain peace and assist law enforcers in the probe.
Curfew is still in place, with a huge police presence across the town.
On Friday, condemning the multiple blasts in Malegaon, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh issued a statement, also appealing for peace and communal harmony, urging people to maintain calm.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with Home Minister Shivraj Patil is likely to visit the injured on Saturday.