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Bomb threat emails sent to two Delhi hospitals and IGI airport; search operation in progress

On Sunday, emails containing bomb threats were received by at least two hospitals in Delhi.

Written by  Annesha Barua -- May 12th 2024 05:32 PM -- Updated: May 12th 2024 08:14 PM
Bomb threat emails sent to two Delhi hospitals and IGI airport; search operation in progress

Bomb threat emails sent to two Delhi hospitals and IGI airport; search operation in progress

PTC News Desk: Bomb threat emails have reappeared in Delhi, the nation's capital. This time, bomb threats have been directed on Indira Gandhi International Airport and government facilities in Delhi rather than schools.

On Sunday afternoon, bomb threats were received by Sanjay Gandhi Hospital and Burari Hospital in Delhi. Email threats were received by both hospitals. "An email threatening bombs was also received by IGI Airport," officials from Delhi Fire Service stated.


Increased security measures

Authorities quickly mobilised after receiving the emails, sending police teams to both hospitals to begin search operations. The safety of everyone present came first, which prompted the evacuation of the building's occupants.

Following the emails containing bomb threats, security was stepped up in the impacted areas, and extensive searches were carried out both inside and outside the hospitals. To help with any potential explosive detection, the dog squads were also dispatched immediately to the scene.

Both hospitals were thrown into disarray when the threatening emails arrived, frightening both patients and staff.

A rush broke out inside the hospital premises during the ensuing chaos, which made the already difficult situation even worse. But law enforcement moved in quickly to restore the status quo.

Delhi-NCR schools received threats including bombs

Similar bomb threats were sent to about 100 schools in the Delhi-NCR earlier on May 1, which caused significant disruption and anxiety. The wave of threats not only rocked the educational establishments but also made law enforcement and emergency services more vigilant.

The Delhi Fire Service was notified that there were bombs in roughly 100 schools.

- With inputs from agencies

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