Casualties of the 2008 Mumbai attacks

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Casualties of the 2008 Mumbai attacks include civilians, Indian security personnel, and the 10 terrorists from Pakistan. Western media reported that the main targets of the attack appeared to be Americans, Britons, Australians and Jews, though most of the casualties were locals.[1] Interrogation of the captured terrorist indicate no specific orders to kill westerners but to kill as many people, anybody, as they could. At least 166 people had been killed[2] in the attacks and 293 wounded.[3]

Nationality[edit]

Nationality Deaths Injured
Indian 138 256
American 4[4][5] 2[5]
German 3[6] 3
Australian 2[7] 2
Canadian 2 2
Israeli-Americans 2[4]
Israeli 2[4][8]
French 2[9]
Italian 2
Cypriot-British 1
Dutch 1[10] 1[11]
Japanese 1 1
Jordanian 1 1
Malaysian 1[12]
Mauritian 1[13][14]
Mexican 1[15]
Singaporean 1[16]
Thai 1[17]
Austrian 1[18]
Spanish 2[6][19][20]
British 7
Chinese 1[6]
Omani 2[6]
Filipino 1[21]
Finnish 1[6]
Norwegian 1[22]
Total 166 293

Among the dead were 138 Indians (including 17 policemen and NSG commandos) and 28 foreigners. The breakdown of the foreigners was as follows: four Americans, three Germans, two Israeli-Americans, two Israelis, two Australians, two Canadians, two French, two Italians, one British-Cypriot, one Dutch, one Japanese, one Jordanian, one Malaysian, one Mauritian, one Mexican, one Singaporean and one Thai.[23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30]
In addition, nine of the ten attackers were killed and one was captured.[7][31]

Twenty-seven other foreigners of different nationalities were injured in the terror strikes and were admitted to the Bombay Hospital. Hospital sources said the injured foreigners were from Australia, USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Spain, Norway, Finland, Oman, China, Japan, the Philippines and Jordan.[29]

Officers and government workers[edit]

According to Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, 15 policemen and two NSG commandos were killed, including the following officers:[27][32]

Three railway officials of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus had also been killed in the terror strikes.[35]

Casualties at CST (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus)[edit]

Many civilians, including children, were killed at the CST railway station by terrorists. The terrorists used AK-47 rifles to shoot recklessly and threw grenades everywhere in the station.

Casualties at Taj Mahal Hotel[edit]

Twelve staff members of the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel were killed[36] and seven were injured. Their medical treatment and counselling needs were provided and fully paid for by Taj Hotels.[36]

Among the 31 dead at the Taj Hotel was Ralph Burkei, a German TV producer who died on the way to hospital after fleeing armed attackers and falling from the facade of the hotel.[37]

Casualties at Oberoi Hotel[edit]

In the attack on Oberoi-Trident hotel, 4 hotel guests, 18 diners, and 10 staffers died, and nine people were injured, including two staffers.[38] Lo Hwei Yen, 28, a Singaporean lawyer at Stephenson Harwood's Singapore office lost her life. She was taken hostage in the Oberoi Hotel during the attacks. A scholarship has been established in her name.

Casualties at Leopold Cafe[edit]

The injured included among others, Sourav Mishra, a Reuters journalist, who was one of the first witnesses of the attacks.[39] He received severe bullet injuries and was quoted across world media for initial comments on the attack through Reuters reportage.[40][41] French filmmaker, Kate Chaillat, was with Sourav during the attack.[42] Chaillat witnessed the event, and escaped unhurt.[43]

Compensation for victims[edit]

The Government of Maharashtra announced Rs. 500,000 (about 10,000 USD) compensation to the kin of those killed in the terror attacks and Rs. 50,000 (about 1,000 USD) to the seriously injured.[44]

By location[edit]

Location Type of attack Dead Rescued
Mumbai Harbour Shootings; hostages. 4 none
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria) railway station Shootings; grenade attacks. 58[45][46] none
Leopold Cafe, Colaba Shootings; grenade explosion.[47] 10[48] none
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower hotel Shootings;[49] six explosions; fire on ground, first, and top floors; hostages;[23] RDX found nearby.[50] 31[51]
(1 commando)
around 250
Oberoi Trident hotel Shootings; explosions; hostages; fire. 30[52] 143
Metro Cinema Shooting from carjacked police jeep.[53] around 10 none
Cama Hospital Shootings; hostages.[54] 5 policemen[45] none
Nariman House (Mumbai Chabad House) Siege; shootings; hostages.[55] 7 (1 commando)[56][57] 9
Vile Parle suburb, North Mumbai Car bomb blast.[58] 1[45] none
Lane behind Times of India building Police killed by gunfire. 9 policemen none
Mazagaon docks Explosion; boat with armaments seized.[59] none none

External links[edit]

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