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Blast near Vile Parle station in Mumbai, one killed, 25 injured

Vijay Singh in Mumbai | January 28, 2003 00:17 IST

One woman was killed and 25 persons injured on Monday evening in a blast near Vile Parle station in suburban Mumbai.

Police Commissioner R S Sharma said an explosive appeared to have been placed on a bicycle, which was found completely destroyed, parked in the busy market place just outside on the eastern side of the station.

Most of the victims suffered minor injuries, he said. The injured have been taken to the Cooper and Nanavati hospitals nearby.

In view of this incident, which comes a day before Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's visit to the city, Sharma said security would be stepped up.

Police also dismissed as rumours reports that some explosive material has been seized from Malad, Thane and Ghatkopar.

Sharma later visited the nearby Cooper Hospital, where he told reporters that two seriously injured persons have been shifted to the KEM Hospital in south Mumbai.

With inputs from PTI

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Number of User Comments: 17

Sub: Correspondents dont give accurate information

y cant u write whether it was Parle East or Parle West, and how far the blast occured from the station, and how many men,women ...

Posted by Guest

Sub: Blash near Vile parle

Time to clean up the mess. Arrange for Military courts Those found connected, hang them No wastage of time, money, efforts in proving beyond doubt ...

Posted by vijay

Sub: minister's comment a rubbish

i was there 200 mts away from the spot of blast writing my classes prelim test. whatever might be the cause for it ..i certainly ...

Posted by sunil vaswani


It appears that the blast was planned in a suburb, which is strong hold of BJP. Also, until now Vile Parle was always denoted as ...

Posted by Dr. Ashutosh Pradhan

Sub: Be Aware !!

hello these types of attacks are only due to terrorist but people of india has lost thier ethicks we have to remeber the hard efforts ...

Posted by Paresh Dholakia



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