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Miliband visits Taj and Trident; praises brave staff

January 15, 2009 18:31 IST

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British Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Thursday visited the Taj and Trident Hotels and spent some time with the employees who helped in evacuating guests during the November 26 terror strikes.

Appreciative of the valour shown by the employees, Miliband said "the staff in this hotel (Hotel Taj) could have chosen to scramble to safety. Instead they, the police and emergency services chose to risk their lives to shelter and protect people they hardly knew."

The foreign secretary expressed similar sentiments when he visited the Hotel Trident [Images] where he had a closed-door meeting with Indian business leaders.

However, Miliband did not visit the Nariman House in Colaba or the Chhatrapati Shivaji rail terminus, which were also sites of the terror attacks, they said.

The British foreign secretary was greeted at the Taj Hotel [Images] by the Ratan Tata [Images], chairman of Tata Sons, and was introduced to employees who survived the terror strikes.




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