Shootings, blasts rock Mumbai.

There have been a series of attacks in Mumbai late Wednesday, with police reporting firing incidents and explosions at different sites across Mumbai.

So far the number of casualties have not been confirmed but have said to be above 16. People with lots of ammunition are also currently present inside the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai.

More information can be found at:

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26th November 2008, Mumbai , India ’s financial capital witnessed 10 simultaneous terrorist attacks. As the news reports are coming in, there are about a hundred dead including some foreign nationals. All except one of the attacks took place in South Mumbai, at the crowded Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station; two five-star hotels: the Oberoi Trident at Nariman Point, and Taj Mahal Palace & Tower near the Gateway of India; the Leopold Café, a popular tourist restaurant in Colaba; the Cama Hospital; at least three high-level officers, including chief of the Anti Terrorism Squad of Maharashtra, were killed by gunfire. A previously unknown organisation identifying itself as the Deccan Mujahideen claimed responsibility by email sent to news organizations. Some media reports have attributed these terrorist attacks to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based Islamic militant group. This is an attempt by Pinstormers to help mumbaikars get all the information that they require at one place. We call it, “help mumbai”.

IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS

*BMC Disaster Management Cell, Emmanuel: 180, +91 22 22694725

*J J Hospital Blood Bank: Contact Person : Dr.Ganesh , Dr.Nair — 022 – 23739400

*Bombay Hospital: Contact Person : Ms.Purohit — 22067676 extn 216

*Cama Hospital Blood Bank : 022-22611648

*Cooper Hospital: Contact Person: Mugdha: 26207254 Ext: 263

*St. George Hospital Direct Blood Bank: Contact Person: Tarun — 022 – 22620344

*US State Dept Call Center for Americans concerned about U.S. family/friends in Mumbai 1-888-407-4747

*British Foreign Office help line in London — 0207 0080000

*Taj Hotel – 022-66574322, 022-66574372, 1800 111 825;

*Trident Hotel – 022-23890606 20

*Oberoi Hotels enquiry no’s: +91981095688, 011-23890606, 011-23890505

*Canadian Helpline 1-613-996-8885, 1-800-387-3124 elsewhere (the toll free number is not working)

*Canadian High Commision in Delhi : 011-41782000

*Australian Embassy Help Line: (Mumbai) 022-66698000, (international) +61 2 6261 3305

*Brazilian Vice Chancellor, Chateaubriand Neto: 09820686143

*Polish Consul Janusz Bilinski: +919821238313

*French Help Line: 0033 14 555 8000

* For Blood Donors.

Call 922 222 1947 and tell them you want to donate blood. They’ll get back to you when someone needs it OR Send an sms – type BLOOD <type blood group> and send it to 96000 97000, donor will call up for donation

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