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Gunmen were like young boys: Witnesses

November 27, 2008 14:14 IST

With Indian intelligence and security agencies still groping to identify the terrorists who have struck at the country's financial capital, three Australian victims have now come out describing them as 'young boys'.

The description came from two young Australian tourists, David Coker (23) and his partner Katie Anstee (24), who were among the first to come face-to-face with the terrorists in metropolis' famous bar Cafe Leopold in Colaba.  

'They looked just like boys and they were on a rampage -- It's a full-on.'

David and Katie have arrived in the city to celebrate their graduation and they went to eat at Leopold, when terrorists struck.

'We had just sat down ordering food when it seemed fire crackers were blowing up all around us and people were screaming,' the duo told the Sydney's Courier-Mail newspaper telephonically.

Katie was shot in the leg with the bullet breaking her femur while David was grazed by bullet and both had to flee.

David said, he had to virtually carry her girlfriend as she couldn't move.

'We got into a taxi which took us to Bombay hospital. We were, I think, the first people at hospital, which is where we are now,' they said.

Another Australian TV actress Brooke Satchwell also had a harrowing ordeal to tell of her confrontation with another group of terrorist boys in the city's landmark Taj hotel.

Satchwell hid herself in a two-by-three metre cupboard for an hour to escape death.

Former star of soap opera 'Neighbours', told a radio portal that she was inside the ground-floor toilets when the attack happened and 'everyone just froze'.

'As I stepped into the bathroom I could hear machine-gun fire start up in the lobby,' Satchwell said.




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