Bomb blast in Hosur bus. Two mild bombs burst inside a Hosur bound bus, one after the other, creating shock waves across Madurai.
Buses towards Salem start their trip from Arapalayam bus stand in Madurai. Hosur bound bus, which was scheduled to departure at 11.45 PM yesterday was parked at about 200 mts away from its starting point, so as to avoid traffic congestion.
The bus crew was sleeping on the roof top as it was only 9 PM. They heard the first blast at around 9.05 PM. Immediately, the crew and others rushed to the place were they heard the sound. While they were checking, another bomb blasted on the front side seat of the bus.
There was no major damage to the bus. In the impact, the tin sheets on the sides and in front of the seat were ripped apart.
The police collected a few pieces of wires, parts of a blue plastic container, some remnants of explosives, jute threads and parts of timer devices. The personnel also searched the embankment and the riverbed for clues.
Police said that the blasts were similar to four explosions reported in the city in the last few years, which had islamic links.