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200 people held hostage at Taj Hotel
Press Trust of India
Thursday, November 27, 2008 1:38 AM (Mumbai)

About 200 people were on Wednesday night holed up inside a hall in the Taj Hotel in Mumbai as they were advised by the hotel staff not to go out because of the attack by terrorists.

They are holed up in the hall in the old wing of the hotel since 9.30 pm, when terrorists struck.

Krishna Das, MP, who was among those held up, said they had been advised not to move out of the hall till the police clears the place of terrorists.

He was having dinner with some friends in a restaurant of the hotel when he heard gunshots. The guests ducked under the table from where they had fleeting glimpse of terrorists who were firing indiscriminately.

At least 10 top business executives are also stuck on another floor of the hotel.


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