Up to 100 feared dead in Bombay blasts
RAMOLA TALWAR BADAM
BOMBAY, India - Seven explosions hit Bombay's commuter rail network during rush hour Tuesday evening, killing as many as 100 people, the city's police chief said. Chaos engulfed the crowded rail network in India's financial capital following the blasts that ripped apart train compartments.
Doors and windows were blown off the train cars, and luggage and debris were strewn about.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for what appeared to be bombings, but the blasts came in quick succession - a common tactic employed by Kashmiri militants that have repeatedly targeted India's cities.
Police Chief A.N. Roy said 20 bodies had been taken to hospitals, but "there are more casualty reports coming in."
Indian television broadcast video of badly injured people sprawled on tracks and being carried to ambulances. Witnesses reported seeing bodies parts strewn about the stations.
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