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Thursday, July 14, 2011

13/7 MUMBAI TERROR ATTACKS: Nine minutes bring back memories of 7/11!

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Within a span of nine minutes the memories of the bloody evening five years ago revisited the Mumbaikars as three explosions shook the city leaving at least 21 dead and over 80 wounded.
On July 11, 2006 seven blasts had ripped through local trains claiming 187 lives.
The city was rudely shaken out of time-induced sense of security when the first blast ripped through the crowded Zaveri bazar at 6.54 pm outside an eatery near Mumbadevi temple in south Mumbai.
Zaveri Bazaar was also one of the targets during serial blasts in 1993 and 2003.
"The entire lane was splashed with blood...there were four-five mutilated bodies lying around and people were fleeing the spot in fear," Vijay, a carpenter and eye-witness, said.
At 6.55pm, another blast took place at Opera House in Charni Road which has offices of diamond traders.
Jayesh Lavdhi, a member of the Mumbai Diamond Merchant Association, after hearing the explosion rushed down from his office at the Panchratna building and saw injured men and shards of glass strews around.

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