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Residents of Mumbai are in mourning after a series of attacks around the city left at least 195 people dead.

Sanvar Oberoi who found himself caught up in one of the attacks describes how he has spent the day visiting homes to mourn the dead.


Funeral of the chief of Mumbai's Anti-Terrorist Squad, Hemant Karkare
Funerals have now started of those killed in the violence
Most of the people in Mumbai today are wearing white. It is a symbol of mourning.

The city really is in full mourning. Coming out of the the house after these days of chaos, the city seems dull and lifeless.

I have spent the day going from house to house and mourning the dead. There seem to be so many.

Most of us have been visiting people's houses one after the other and speaking with them, trying to help them come to terms with what has happened.

I know a lot of people who have lost relatives and friends.

I have just visited a house where two businessmen brothers lived under the same roof with their families. Both of them were killed and the family doesn't have any males left. Only two widowed mothers. It's a really sad story.

The whole day today and tomorrow is going to be spent visiting many houses.

There is another friend whose father is in hospital but the mother is unaccounted for. I haven't been able to get in touch with them yet but it is not looking good so far. It is yet to be confirmed what has happened there.

The streets are not that crowded. Everyone is quiet and calm. Some offices are open but life is not the same.

Normally the city is loud and there is always something going on. It's full of fun.

I can see other people and I know a lot of us are in the same position - groups of friends going around people's houses to pay their condolences.


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