As our maid finished her duty and left for her home earlier this afternoon, she was turned back from across the road from our home by some policemen and security personnel. She returned home and informed us that there was a bomb scare just outside a bank that operates across the road from us and that traffic was being diverted while waiting for the bomb squad to come.
For a little over an hour there was high drama with no one really knowing the full story but just as the clouds opened up and the rain started, we came to know that the bomb squad had found a bag with some books and clothes in it abandoned in an autorickshaw. The driver of the autorickshaw saw the bag and panicked and informed the bank personnel who called the police and the drama.
Just as the bomb squad was packing up to go back to their base, the owner of the bag landed up to claim the bag and was subject to quite a bit of ribbing!
It is now raining and the traffic is back to normal and the maid has gone home.
All is well that ends well. The excitement was worth it for otherwise our lives are so uneventful!
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thank heaven it was innocently left and no bomb!
that would have been too close for comfort. i’m surprised they didn’t evacuate you from your home.
when the murrah bldg. bomb went off in OKC it affected many buildings around it too!
but i like your view on it. definitely will make some interesting conversation among friends now. 😀
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While the whole drama was unfolding, there were suggestions that I leave the comfort of my home and move further away. I decided that it was just not worth the trouble as the whole thing was happening about a hundred meters away. At the end of it all of course, it was a big relief that it was just a dud!
Wow, that would have my blood pressure up! Scary!
It did mine for a while, but I was able to get it back to normal with some effort!
Was hoping to find out what the books were about and what kind of clothes.
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Had I been closer to the scene of action, I would have seen and would have most certainly shared with you. Sadly, I was over a hundred meters away from it.
I’m glad it turned out all right! And it is a great story. 🙂
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and what did you say on one of my blog posts “entertaining neighbours” – looks like you have many entertainments a hop/skip/jump away from you…
okay it wasn’t entertaining at the beginning at all…scary in fact.
Never a dull moment in my neighbourhood either Cathy!
What if one of the books in the bag was “1984”, or even worse, something Rushdie wrote. That would have gone with a bang, though this comment is al possibility isn’t to go like a bomb.
The Bomb Squad cops wouldn’t know what 1984 was all about! Had it been Rushdie, they would have probably arrested the nearest M looking guy!
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