Mah CM visits terror struck Hotels

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Mumbai, Nov 28 (UNI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh today said his government's top priority is to rescue all the people trapped inside the Taj and Trident hotels since Wednesday night terrorist attacks.

Mr Deshmukh along with Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Patangrao Kadam and Mumbai Regional Congress Committee chief Kripashankar Singh visited the terror struck areas this afternoon.

Talking to mediapersons, Mr Deshmukh said more life saving boats would be purchased and the number sea coast check posts increased to avoid such incidents.

The terrorists entered the financial capital of the country through the Gateway of India using the Arabian sea and beseiged the two luxury hotels and Nariman House in the posh south Mumbai.

The militants had used the same waterway and entered the city through Shekhadi port to carry explosives during the 1993 blasts.

Even as the combing operation at Trident hotel was successful, firing was still on at the Taj Palace.

The chief minister further said the operation at other two places were in full swing and would be completed soon.

''There could be some injured or bodies inside the Trident hotel and we are in the process of clearing it,'' he said, adding one terrorist was still holed up there.


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