Families safe after bomb blasts in India
Updated February 26, 2013
HYDERABAD, India — Families in CFCA’s program in Hyderabad, India, are safe after two explosions shook a section of the city Feb. 21.
"Our social workers have confirmed that all our sponsored friends and families have been safe, and we have not had any reports of damage so far," Sarita Mendanha, CFCA-Hyderabad coordinator, said in an email Feb. 26.
The blasts occurred near a crowded market in the Diksukh Nagar section of old Hyderabad. CFCA works with families in surrounding areas.
Social workers checked on the status of families in the days following the explosions. The CFCA-Hyderabad office is in another area of the city and was not affected.
The explosions killed at least 16 people and left more than 100 injured, according to news reports.
Authorities were investigating terrorist activity as a possible cause, news organizations said.
CFCA serves 11,569 children, their families and older adults through a project based in Hyderabad, a city of approximately 8 million in southern India. The people of Hyderabad are in the thoughts and prayers of the CFCA community.