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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 July 2006, 21:14 GMT 22:14 UK
In pictures: Mumbai blasts

One of the train carriages mangled by an explosion in Mumbai (Bombay)

A series of explosions on trains in the Indian financial capital Mumbai (Bombay) has killed scores of people.

Rescuers carry a survivor at Mahim station

An improvised rescue operation began at some stations as bystanders tried to find survivors among the dead.

Rescuers search a twisted carriage for bodies

Rescue workers plucked bodies from the mangled wreckage of the train compartments.

Mangled train carriage (Image: Urdu Times)

Authorities blamed "terrorists" for the attacks, which reports said targeted first-class compartments. (Photo: Urdu Times)

Damage at Mahim station

Some of the bombs exploded at stations, like this one at Mahim, causing extensive damage.

TV pictures of crowds at one of the railway stations struck by the explosions

The blasts happened in the evening rush hour, and TV pictures showed crowds of workers gathered at stations.

Pictures from Khar explosion

The entire rail network was suspended, and as darkness fell, stranded passengers were facing a difficult journey home.

Man hands a bottle of water to a bus passenger (Image: Urdu Times)

But witnesses spoke of Mumbai pulling together, with local people handing out water and food. (Photo: Urdu Times)

Security officer checks a Mumbai-bound train in Ahmedabad for bombs

Elsewhere, trains bound for Mumbai were cancelled and some, like this one in Ahmedabad, were checked for bombs.

Policeman patrols in Delhi on 11 July

Security was also tightened in other Indian cities, including the capital Delhi.

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