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Zaveri Bazar, Mumbai. It was around 12:50 p.m. when a loud explosion shattered the crowded lane some 50 metres from Mumbadevi temple. It turned out that it was a bomb blast - the sixth since December last year. A taxi laden with explosives had been used.  Most of the earlier ones had occurred in buses, local trains and railway stations. The toll in all those: 15 dead, 117 injured. This one left 35 dead. The Ayodhya connection was widely noted in most quarters, as news of the ASI finding <a href=pti_coverage.asp?gid=321 target=_blank> 'distinctive features of a 10th century temple beneath the Babri masjid site' </a> in its report had received wide coverage before the blasts. Gateway of India, Mumbai. By the time a red-alert was issued following the blast at Zaveri Bazar, and injured were still being rushed to the hospital, terror struck again. Modus operandi: yet another bomb in a taxi, in the parking lot. It was just after 1 p.m. The deafening  explosion shattered the humdrum daily routine, and also some of the windowpanes of the Taj Mahal Hotel nearby. This one left 12 dead - people out for their lunch break by the sea, tourists, vendors... The blast was so powerful that parts of the bomb-laden cab were found half-a-kilometre away. Several people were just blown into the sea. Memories of March 1993 serial blasts that took a toll of 257 lives reverbrated almost instantaneously in the city and beyond. Zaveri Bazar, Mumbadevi, Mumbai: After the deafening blast, onlookers, chaos -- the ensuing stampede injured many more. It is South Mumbai's famous jewellery market, mostly Gujrati traders. The 35 casualities included a group that had just returned from the Kumbh. Mumbai was reliving the nightmare of 1993. Rumours took over, about other blasts. The stock market, site of bloody scenes a decade ago, was confined to close 120.49 points down. Phones went dead, mobile networks could not cope. Zaveri Bazar: Looking for evidence. Army experts have been called to help in the probe on explosions with the possibility of RDX explosives use has not been ruled out, though police sources seem to suggest that these too were crude explosives with sharp nails and objects. Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said, 'We will not spare anybody responsible for this heinous act and the state machinery is fully geared for this purpose. The government is committed to overcome the conspiracy targetted to disrupt the life in the city.' The second blast took place in the the parking lot of Gateway of India, but its impact shattered the glass panes of Taj Mahal hotel and Anushakti Bhavan, housing the office of department of Atomic Energy, located nearby. J. J. Hospital, Mumbai. A victim bystander, blood and gore. St. Georges Hospital, Mumbai. About 85 people were admitted with serious injuries in J J hospital, 38 in G.T and 28 in St. George's.  The seriously injured were admitted with splinters all over their bodies. Innocent victims of bloody terror: St. George Hospital, Mumbai. The toll in the five earlier blasts since December: 15 dead, 117 injured. The toll this time: 45 dead already, 150 injured. New Delhi: Policemen in a police truck. The echoes of the blast reverbrated in all corners of the country. Security is on high alert in the Indian capital and all other potential cities and targets. The nation under siege? Outside the Rashtrapati Bhawan, extra security. No terrorist group has taken responsibility yet, but intelligence agencies suspect Pak-based Lashkar's involvement with logistic support from Dawood Ibrahim's gang. Mumbai Police have announced a breakthrough.
Aug 25, 2003
Zaveri Bazar, Mumbai. It was around 12:50 p.m. when a loud explosion shattered the crowded lane some 50 metres from Mumbadevi temple. It turned out that it was a bomb blast - the sixth since December last year. A taxi laden with explosives had been used. Most of the earlier ones had occurred in buses, local trains and railway stations. The toll in all those: 15 dead, 117 injured. This one left 35 dead. The Ayodhya connection was widely noted in most quarters, as news of the ASI finding 'distinctive features of a 10th century temple beneath the Babri masjid site' in its report had received wide coverage before the blasts.

- AP
Aug 25, 2003
Gateway of India, Mumbai. By the time a red-alert was issued following the blast at Zaveri Bazar, and injured were still being rushed to the hospital, terror struck again. Modus operandi: yet another bomb in a taxi, in the parking lot. It was just after 1 p.m. The deafening explosion shattered the humdrum daily routine, and also some of the windowpanes of the Taj Mahal Hotel nearby. This one left 12 dead - people out for their lunch break by the sea, tourists, vendors... The blast was so powerful that parts of the bomb-laden cab were found half-a-kilometre away. Several people were just blown into the sea. Memories of March 1993 serial blasts that took a toll of 257 lives reverbrated almost instantaneously in the city and beyond.

- AP
Aug 25, 2003
Zaveri Bazar, Mumbadevi, Mumbai: After the deafening blast, onlookers, chaos -- the ensuing stampede injured many more. It is South Mumbai's famous jewellery market, mostly Gujrati traders. The 35 casualities included a group that had just returned from the Kumbh. Mumbai was reliving the nightmare of 1993. Rumours took over, about other blasts. The stock market, site of bloody scenes a decade ago, was confined to close 120.49 points down. Phones went dead, mobile networks could not cope.

- Rajesh Nirgude / AP
Aug 25, 2003
Zaveri Bazar: Looking for evidence. Army experts have been called to help in the probe on explosions with the possibility of RDX explosives use has not been ruled out, though police sources seem to suggest that these too were crude explosives with sharp nails and objects.

- Aijaz Rahi / AP
Aug 25, 2003
Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said, 'We will not spare anybody responsible for this heinous act and the state machinery is fully geared for this purpose. The government is committed to overcome the conspiracy targetted to disrupt the life in the city.'

- Aijaz Rahi / AP
Aug 25, 2003
The second blast took place in the the parking lot of Gateway of India, but its impact shattered the glass panes of Taj Mahal hotel and Anushakti Bhavan, housing the office of department of Atomic Energy, located nearby.

- Aijaz Rahi / AP
Aug 25, 2003
J. J. Hospital, Mumbai. A victim bystander, blood and gore.

- Rajesh Nirgude / AP
Aug 25, 2003
St. Georges Hospital, Mumbai. About 85 people were admitted with serious injuries in J J hospital, 38 in G.T and 28 in St. George's. The seriously injured were admitted with splinters all over their bodies.

- Aijaz Rahi / AP
Aug 25, 2003
Innocent victims of bloody terror: St. George Hospital, Mumbai. The toll in the five earlier blasts since December: 15 dead, 117 injured. The toll this time: 45 dead already, 150 injured.

- Aijaz Rahi / AP
Aug 25, 2003
New Delhi: Policemen in a police truck. The echoes of the blast reverbrated in all corners of the country. Security is on high alert in the Indian capital and all other potential cities and targets.

- Gurinder Osan / AP
Aug 25, 2003
The nation under siege? Outside the Rashtrapati Bhawan, extra security. No terrorist group has taken responsibility yet, but intelligence agencies suspect Pak-based Lashkar's involvement with logistic support from Dawood Ibrahim's gang. Mumbai Police have announced a breakthrough.

- AP
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Terror In The Afternoon
Aug 25, 2003
Zaveri Bazar, Mumbai. It was around 12:50 p.m. when a loud explosion shattered the crowded lane some 50 metres from Mumbadevi temple. It turned out that it was a bomb blast - the sixth since December last year. A taxi laden with explosives had been used. Most of the earlier ones had occurred in buses, local trains and railway stations. The toll in all those: 15 dead, 117 injured. This one left 35 dead. The Ayodhya connection was widely noted in most quarters, as news of the ASI finding 'distinctive features of a 10th century temple beneath the Babri masjid site' in its report had received wide coverage before the blasts.

- AP
 
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