Tuesday, July 11, 2006

another terrible day

Horror in India, as multiple explosions rock the train system of Mumbai, its financial heart and most populous city. The all-too-familiar calling-card of coordinated bombings have killed at least 163 people (according to Reuters) and injured more than three hundred. Eight blasts ripped through trains in Matunga, Mahim, Bandra, Khar, Jogeshwari, Borivli, Santacruz and Mira Road, timed for the peak hour of returning commuters. Starting at 18:09 local time and continuing through the hour plastic explosives placed in the first-class compartments of several trains exploded. All locations are near stations on the western side of the suburban train network. An additional bomb was found and defused at Borivli. Emergency services are stretched to their breaking point as local people work to retrieve bodies in bedsheets, providing water and food to stranded train passengers. A suspect has been captured in New Delhi with two kilograms of the military-grade explosive RDX. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior Indian officials have condemned these senseless acts of violence.

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