Fire continues to rage at Taj Mahal Hotel

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Mumbai, Nov 27: Hours after a deadly terrorist attack, fire brigade personnel continued their efforts to rescue people, including foreign tourist, trapped in the famous Taj Mahal Hotel, which remained engulfed in flames this morning.

More than 80 people were killed and 250 others injured when terrorists opened fire at eight different places of the city yesterday, including the busy Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus , The Taj Mahal hotel and the Trident Hotel.

A number of foreign visitors were brought down using the cranes and ladders of the fire brigade even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said that the operations against the terrorists holding guests at the two five star hotels of Taj Mahal Palace and Trident continues.

Besides the army and naval personnel, commandoes of the National Security Guards and the Rapid Action Force are engaged in the opeations.

According to sources, over 60 people, including some foreign nationals, have been kept as hostages in these two hotels, however the exact picture is yet to be known about the number of terrorists involved.

Operations were still on, after the terrorists had seiged the hotels and started firing from their automatic guns around 2215 hrs yesterday.

UNI

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