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50 injured as serial blasts rocked India’s Mumbai city

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, July 13, IRNA – Three blasts rocked India’s Mumbai city Wednesday evening injuring at least 50 people.

Blasts took place at crowded Zaveri Bazar, Dadar area and at Opera House in Charni Road.

The nature and intensity of the blasts were not known, pti reported quoting police sources as said.

The first explosion took place in south Mumbai's Zaveri Bazaar, near the famous Mumbadevi temple, in which some people were injured, said Mumbai Police spokesperson Nisar Tamboli. The bustling market also has a number of jewellery shops.

The second explosion was reported in a taxi in Dadar area, while the third was reported from the Opera House in Charni Raod, he said.

'We are verifying the nature of explosions. At this moment I cannot say anything more than this,' Tamboli said.

Meanwhile, a security alert was sounded in the national capital this evening following a series of blasts in Mumbai and police personnel were fanned across the city to carry out intensive searches and checkings.

A senior police official said top officials were reviewing the security situation in the city.
'A tight security apparatus has been put in place.

Senior officials are on the streets monitoring the security scenario. Police personnel have been deployed across the city,' a senior police official said.

Three explosions were reported from south Mumbai's Zaveri Bazar, Dadar in Central Mumbai and Opera House in Charni Road following which this action has been taken, the official said.

The national capital last month had a minor scare when a low intensity blast took place outside Delhi High Court. No one was injured in the incident.

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