Seven blasts, one after another, rocked the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan on 13th of May, Tuesday. The blasts that occurred within a span of 12 minutes killed 65 and injured over 200.
The site of the blasts was about 200 metres from the Red Cross Headquarters. It was in the vicinity of a hindu temple of Lord Hanuman, which attracts a large number of devotees on Tuesdays.
Curfew was imposed in fifteen police station areas of Jaipur. The state police department has detained persons for inquiry into the incident. The provincial Government announced ex-gratia of Rs. five lakh for the family of those who died in the explosions, Rs. one lakh for seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for injured.
Indian Red Cross Action
The Rajasthan State branch of the Indian Red Cross Society swung into action by mobilizing its volunteers and staff to the blast site. Two ambulances were deployed to transport the causalities. The branch prepared and distributed 335 food packets for the relatives and attendants of those hospitalized for two days. Volunteers were prepared to meet requirement of blood for survivors.
The branch also offered to cover medical cost including that on medicines if needed. However State Government met the treatment costs.
The National Headquarters released relief items consisting of bed sheet/ durries, blankets and utensils to the State branch to facilitate the emergency relief work.