1993 Bombay blasts: 13 places that were rocked on 'Black Friday'

Mumbai, July 30: In 1993, India's financial hub was known as Bombay and not as Mumbai. On Friday, March 12, 1993, Bombay was rocked by a series of deadly 13 explosions that claimed at least 257 lives and injured over 1200.

1993 Bombay bombings are said to be first of its kind coordinated serial blasts, all across the world.

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The prime suspects whose names emerged behind the deadliest attack in Mumbai were: Dawood Ibrahim, Tiger Memon and Yakub Memon (who was hanged to death today).

The attacks were folowed by the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, that eventually led to communal riots, across the country.

Let's take a look at those 13 locations, where blood was splattered all over between 1.30 pm to 3.40 pm:

  • 1.30 pm: Bombay Stock Exchange Building (84 dead)
  • Worli (113 dead)
  • Air India Building (20 dead)
  • Zaveri Bazaar (17 dead)
  • Plaza Cinema (10 dead)
  • Fisherman's Colony in Mahim causeway (3 dead)
  • Hotel Juhu Centaur (2 dead)
  • Century Bazaar
  • Katha Bazaar
  • Hotel Sea Rock
  • Sahar Airport
  • Passport Office
  • Masjid- Mandvi Corporation Bank Branch

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