Tuesday, July 11, 2006

146 death 8 blast, in horrible Mumbai serial blast

146 deaths, 240 injured as of now... there have been 8 high powered blasts in Mumbai, in the local trains running on western lines, starting 6 pm today. This is the second worse such tragedy to have hit Mumbai after the 1993 blast that claimed 250 lives. the number of death coould increase as it has been for the past few hours. When I started typing this post, it was 137.

All the phone networks are jammed and I haven't been able to call home, to tell them I am fine. As I see the TV, the scale of the blast seemed pretty powerfull. Plastics explosives and RDX and not improvised device have been used. The blasts occured between 6 pm and 6.30 pm at Matunga, Mahim (central Mumbai), Bandra, Khar (in north-west Mumbai), Borivili, Jogeshwari and Mira Road railway stations (in north Mumbai).

There have been lots of comments from leaders, including railway minister Laloo. All mostly condolences and promise of better security, and compensation for the victims..

But in the wrong time, in the wrong time, as would only a politician, Advani blamed the UPA govt's central policy for the same. He might be right, he might be wrong, but with the bloods still warm on the railway platforms, it was not quite the time Advani jee..

Gen. Musharraf condemned the acts of the terrorist, but Dear general, Sir, do you mean to say that you will domesticate the terrorists but will condemn when they bite?

The way the blasts have been planned and targets chosen, the terrorists who whoever are behind the blast meant to KILL and kill a lot of innocents..... And I don't know who to look up to...

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Blogger Bonatellis said...

good to see u are fine ...

11/7/06 11:28 PM  
Blogger The Comic Project said...

tony...sometimes i feel good that we don't travel by train but this sucks yaar.

12/7/06 12:49 AM  
Blogger starry nights said...

I am glad u are ok. my thoughts and prayers are with you and all the people of mumbai.A really sad day, innocent lives lost.

12/7/06 3:26 AM  
Blogger visithra said...

thank god ure ok

12/7/06 7:53 AM  
Blogger silverine said...

Glad to know you are ok. This is so sad.

12/7/06 9:18 AM  
Blogger Bhaswati said...

So relieved to hear you are okay. I sent you an email, but dropped by here too, hoping to see a post from you.

Stay safe, friend. I hope you can contact your family soon.

~ Sury

12/7/06 1:00 PM  
Blogger indianadoc said...

Among the bloggers, I cd remember only you when we heard abt the blast...Happy to see tht u r safe...this is indeed atrocious Antony...feel so helpless sitting here and just watching passively the pain and trauma in the eyes of our countrymen...a commoner who came in the NDTV who helped in shoving out several bodies, dead and alive was all in tremors...and the image haunts badly...Our sincere prayers to all those departed....

12/7/06 3:53 PM  
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12/7/06 3:55 PM  
Blogger dwaipayan said...

atleast u r ok..thank god.
i'm just freaked out hearing the news. too much blood, it seems safe is just a mere word.

12/7/06 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Hiren said...

Whom does one look upto? Good question. One really wonders if this madness will ever permanantly end.

13/7/06 9:16 PM  

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