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1993 Mumbai serial blasts - How March 12 unfolded

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 07:50 hrs

Mumbai was rocked by 12 powerful bomb blasts 20 years ago, in what were India's first major, precisely co-ordinated serial explosions that claimed more than 260 lives and left the country stunned.

The blasts, which ripped the country's commercial capital March 12, 1993, were a revenge attack for the Dec 1992-Jan 1993 bloody riots in the city. The riots had occurred after the Dec 6, 1992 demolition of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya by Hindu groups.

Here is a list of the sites targetted in March 1993, the time at which the blasts occurred and the number of lives lost at each site.

* Bombay Stock Exchange - Blast 13.30 p.m. - 84 dead

* Kalbadevi - Blast 14.15 p.m. - 5 dead

* Shiv Sena Bhavan - Blast 14.30 p.m. - 4 dead

* Air India Building, Nariman Point - Blast 14.33 p.m. - 20 dead

* Fishermen's Colony, Mahim - Blast 14.45 p.m. - 3 dead

* Worli Century Bazar - Blast 14.45 p.m. - 113 dead

* Zaveri Bazar - Blast 15.00 p.m. - 17 dead

* Hotel Sea Rock, Bandra - Blast 15.10 p.m. - N/A

* Plaza Cinema, Dadar - Blast 15.15 p.m. - 10 dead

* Hotel Juhu Centaur - Blast 15.20 p.m. - 3 hurt

* Sahar Airport vicinity - Blast 15.30 p.m. - N/A

* Hotel Airport Centaur - Blast 15.40 p.m. - 2 dead




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