Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Terror Tuesday in Mumbai! At least 163 killed

What a catchy headline for a horrible story.

At least 163 people were killed and over 430 injured in a series of eight terror blasts in first class compartments of suburban trains around 6 pm during the peak hour traffic here today. The blasts occurred between 6 pm and 6.30 pm at Mahim, Bandra, Matunga, Borivili, Mira Road, Jogeshwari and Khar.

Something tells me that since it was the first class riders that were targeted that the investigation will be just a little more thorough. I'd also like to note that I still have no idea what country this happened in. Now I have to do research. Let's see, Mumbai is in...India. Aha, it used to be known as Bombay. See now I would have known where it was if they hadn't changed the name. When did they change Bombay to Mumbai? Was Bombay to hard to remember or is it because Bombay has the word bomb in it and that would cause this story to exceed the irony limit?

Police suspect that it is a pre-planned subversive plot similar to the explosions that had rocked Mumbai in 1993 and 2002 and 2003.

Well if not it's a hell of a coincidence.

At Matunga station, the blast was so powerful that it not only ripped through the first class coach but also blew off a portion of the platform shed. Bodies were scattered on the tracks while many injured, were attended to by fellow travellers on the platform before being rushed to nearby hospitals..

I smell Islam. And fertilizer.


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