Blasts hit commuter trains in India's Bombay

A series of explosions hit commuter trains in India's financial capital, Bombay, during the evening rush hour on Tuesday, killing 130 people and wounding 300 others.

Blasts hit commuter trains in India's Bombay

A series of explosions hit commuter trains in three suburbs of India's financial capital, Bombay, during the evening rush hour on Tuesday, killing at least 130 people and wounding more than 300 others, Reuters news agency reported.

An Indian policeman said seven near-simultaneous blasts rocked Bombay's commuter rail network, one of the busiest in the world.

Another police official said the attacks took place at Matunga, Khar, Mahim, Jogeshwari, Borivali and Bhayandar.

Reports said some of the co-ordinated blasts targeted moving commuting trains.

Speaking on Indian TV, Bombay's police Chief AN Roy said that at least 130 people were feared killed and more than 300 wounded.

State TV broadcast a video showing dazed and blood-splattered commuters being carried by rescue workers through the stations.

According to the BBC, the force of the explosions ripped doors and windows off carriages and scattered luggage and debris. 

A witness said one of the explosions was so powerful he thought the place was "hit by lightning".

A medical student at a hospital in Parel, which received many of the wounded, told the BBC that the "floors are filled with bloodstains".

"There were so many [injured people], I couldn't really count," he said.

"There are not enough ambulances and many people are making their own way to the station. They are coming in taxis and by foot." 

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh strongly condemned the attacks as a "shocking and cowardly attempt to spread a feeling of hatred".

The Pakistani government also denounced the blasts as a "despicable act of terrorism".

Bombay and the capital New Delhi have been put on high alert, and Bombay's entire rail network has been shut down.

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