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Twin blasts cause Bombay carnage

At least 44 people have been killed after two powerful explosions struck the Indian city of Bombay within minutes of each other. Nearly 150 people were injured, many seriously, by the double car bombing in the country’s commercial capital, also known as Mumbai. One explosion took place at the Gateway of India, the city’s top tourist attraction. The other explosion took place – and claimed most of the casualties – in a busy jewellery market near the Mumba Devi temple in central Bombay. itnesses described scenes of chaos as the blasts shook buildings, leaving mangled cars and trails of blood and glass strewn across the city’s streets. Telephone lines were jammed as panicked residents called family and friends. No organisation has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks, which took place during the lunchtime period and just five minutes apart. Hours later, police found nine detonators in a railway tunnel north of Bombay. The target appears to have been a train taking Hindus to a religious festival. Full Story

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