Three Indians hurt in Bahrain terror blast recuperating
Posted on Jun 28 2014 | IANS
Manama, June 28 : Three Indian expatriates, severely injured here in a terror blast two days ago, are recuperating in a hospital in Bahrain's capital Manama, a media report said Saturday.
Binoy Baby, 30, Jayabalan Markose, 47, and Anil Ebraham, 33, were injured when a homemade bomb made out of a gas cylinder exploded in Segaiya area in Manama Thursday night, Gulf Daily News reported.
Markose suffered 35 percent burns on his body including his face, back and legs, while the other two were being treated for back and leg injuries.
All the three Indians expatriates are undergoing treatment at the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) in Manama after the incident.
According to the report, their condition was "stable" Friday following a visit by Indian embassy officials and Indian Community Relief Fund member K.T. Salim.
The Indian trio was leaving a building near a place where the attackers were blocking roads and setting tyres on fire, the report quoted an eye witness as saying.
Baby, a safety technician, stepped out with a fire extinguisher in an attempt to control the blaze.
"They were trying to use the fire extinguisher when the gas cylinder exploded and fragments came flying, hitting them all over their bodies," the witness said.
The explosion took place in Segaiya area close to the Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam (BKS), where families had gathered for a cultural show.
Bahrain's interior ministry Friday confirmed that three Asians were injured in a gas cylinder blast following acts of vandalism in Segaiya.
The outlawed terror group the Coalition Youth of 14 Feb Revolution, in its Twitter account, Thursday claimed that the action was taken to send a message to the authorities for allegedly not releasing the body of a Bahraini national, Abdulaziz Moussa Al Abbar.
Al Abbar was injured after police clashed with rioters following a funeral procession Feb 23 and died later.