Railways, Mumbaikars paid tributes to 7/11 bomb blast victims
    Mumbai, Jul 11 (PTI) The Western Railway (WR) as well
as scores of Mumbaikars Thursday paid rich tributes to the
victims of the serial bomb blasts that targetted the suburban
rail network 13 years ago.
    On July 11, 2006, a series of explosions rocked seven
first class coaches of suburban trains.
    Heads of departments of the WR, along with other
senior railway officers placed wreaths on all the seven
stations targetted during the terror attack as a mark of
respect and paid tributes to those who lost their lives.
    The 7/11 serial blasts, carried out in a span of just
11 minutes, targetted suburban services during the evening
peak hours as bombs kept in pressure cookers went off in
north-bound local trains on the WR.
    A total of 209 commuters were killed and another 700-
plus injured in the most deadly attack on Mumbai's lifeline at
Bhayander, Borivali, Jogeshwari, Khar Road, Bandra, Mahim and
Matunga Road.
    According to a WR statement, its officers and staffers
observed silence for two minutes as a mark of respect to the
    Former Lok Sabha BJP MP Kirit Somaiya visited the
Mahim station to pay tribute to the victims.
    Later, Somaiya said victims' families were still
waiting for punishment to the perpetrators of the terror
    Somaiya told PTI, "Families were still waiting for
punishment and execution of terrorists involved in the
dastardly terror attack.
    "Relief, rehabilitation and giving a new lease of life
to those injured in the blasts are OK, but no one can forget
that painful day," Somaiya said. PTI APM

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