At least 13 people were killed and 81 others injured Wednesday in explosions that rocked congested areas of India’s financial capital, Mumbai, according to Prithviraj Chavan, the chief minister of the state of Maharashtra.
Police said the explosions occurred within minutes of one another in the Dadar, Opera House and Zaveri Bazaar areas, all busy commercial areas that were certainly teeming with people in the evening rush hour.
“The sound was absolutely deafening,” said Hemant Mehta, who was in the Opera House area, near Mumbai’s diamond market, a small epicenter of the city’s economy.
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