The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
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Blast Briefs

Bengalis injured

MUMBAI: Several Bengali names figure on the list of the injured issued by the JJ Hospital, reports our special correspondent. The Bengalis are gold artisans and were employed in the building that bore the brunt of the Mumbadevi blast. Among the injured
are Laltoo Ghosh, Uttam Saha, Vijay Chakrawarti and Govind Bharmanik. Residents said no artisan from the building died in the blast. "There were at least 10 gold workshops in the building, employing at least 60-70 Bengali gold workers," said the owner of a nearby eatery. At JJ Hospital, there were anxious Bengali voices trying to find out the fate of their friends. The building was in the neighbourhood of Zaveri Bazaar, the gold manufacturing district. Almost all the gold workers in the city are from Bengal.

Army probe

New Delhi (PTI): Suspecting the use of high-grade explosives and detonating mechanism in the blasts, experts from National Security Guard and the army are in Mumbai to help in investigations.

Airport bar

MUMBAI (PTI): Entry of visitors to Chhatrapati Shivaji airport here has been banned. "Following a review of the security arrangements, we have decided to ban the entry of visitors into the buildings and strict vigil is being maintained," airport director Sudhir Kumar said.
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