MUMBAI: At least 80 people are killed in a shamless attacks apparently aimed at tourists in India’s largest city Mumbai, and television channels said Westerners mostly british were being held hostage at two five star hotels The Taj Mumbai and the Oboe.
The incident started with gun fires at the nearby railway station and than the Taj and obroe and 2 or 3 other hotels have been attached. The Taj a legendry glamerous hotel was is burning while the people inside are hostged by the terrorists.
The Police & Army have entered the Taj Mahal and are trying to get control.
Survivors of a series of co-ordinated terror attacks in India’s financial capital of Mumbai told tonight how they fled as gunmen opened fire in a number of locations where locals and tourists were gathered.
They included a British MEP who said that he had seen a gunman opening fire in the lobby of Taj Mahal? hotel, where he and other members of delegation of European politicians were staying ahead of the forthcoming EU-India summit.
“All I saw was one man on foot carrying a machine gun type of weapon – which I then saw him firing from and I saw people hitting the floor, people right next to me,” said Sajjad Karim, an MEP for the North West of England.
“I was in the lobby of the hotel when gunmen came in and people started running.”
“There were about 25 or 30 of us,” said the Tory MEP, speaking by mobile phone from a barricaded basement room.?Taj Mahal Palace hotel