I just received this from my email-pal in Mumbai.
‘Vile terrorists – fancy targetting Leopolds Cafe (10 different kinds of steak, giant pitches of beer) ! City is calm but quiet , shops open, traffic, though schools and many offices are closed. Security ops are going on at the couple of places the terrorists have taken hostages. Suicidal audacity on the part of these terrorists – some frontline policemen on anti-terror call, were killed. 9 attacks, 80 dead, 250 injured. Mumbai has been thru worse actually (train blasts, floods), and this terrorist attack seems directed more at getting internationl attention (South Mumbai hotels, western hostages). One friend lost a SBI office colleague, who was dining at Leopolds Cafe. I am safely at home.’
AN Australian killed in the Mumbai terror attacks has been named as Braid Gilbert Taylor, the Press Trust of India (PTI) has reported.
Taylor, 49, was brought dead to St George hospital in south Mumbai, hospital sources told the PTI.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd tonight also confirmed the death and said two Australians had been injured after terrorists went on a rampage, killing as many as 101 people in a series of attacks in India’s financial capital Mumbai.
Sydney woman Katie Anstee, 24, has undergone emergency surgery in a Mumbai hospital after she and her partner David Coker were both shot.
Mr Coker, 23, from Townsville, has flesh wounds from bullets that grazed his legs.
He said the attackers looked “just like boys.”
“They are on a rampage – it’s full-on,” he said.
some australians trapped in the Taj Hotel (above) ripped curtains down and tied them together to make an escape rope. At least 2 Australians have been injured with unconfirmed reports of more…The hotel caught fire after the blasts.
As BB said (above) Vile terrorists!