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At-a-glance: Delhi bombs
Three bombs exploded almost simultaneously in the Indian capital, Delhi, on Saturday, killing 62 people and injuring 210.

The death toll went up on Monday after three people succumbed to their injuries. Casualty figures below relate to information from the authorities on Sunday.

Here is what is known about the blasts.

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The first explosion was at 1745 local time (1315GMT) on Saturday, in Delhi's main Paharganj market.

Paharganj is an area popular with Western backpackers

Paharganj, an area near Delhi's main train station, is packed with small shops and cheap hotels and is popular with Western backpackers.

The market was crowded with shoppers ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali and Eid, celebrated by Muslims.

Sixteen people were killed in the blast, which devastated shops and stalls, leaving twisted metal and wood.


Minutes after the Paharganj blast, the deadliest bomb exploded in the popular Sarojini Nagar market to the south. It killed 43 people.

Sarojini Nagar
Sarojini Nagar was the scene of the deadliest explosion

Some reports say the bomb was placed near a snack shop.

Residents said the force of the explosion shook the ground and blew dismembered limbs into a nearby schoolyard.

Half a dozen shops were gutted in the explosion.

Investigators told the AFP agency the bomb may have been packed in a pressure cooker and placed near gas cylinders used by the store holders.

A number of fires were triggered and locals said they threw shawls over victims who were set ablaze.


The third bomb targeted a bus in the southern Govindpuri area.

Police said they were looking for a man in his 20s, who had refused to buy a ticket and left a large black bag when he got off the bus.

The bus was carrying dozens of passengers. They raised the alarm and the driver and conductor threw the bag off the bus just as it exploded.

They were both hurt, along with seven others but no-one was killed.

Indian police said the bomb had an electronic timer.

They said they had issued a description of the man and a search was under way.

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