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65 diamonds recovered from Opera House site

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 12:34

Mumbai: As many as 65 diamonds, estimated to
be worth Rs 25 crore, have been recovered from the Opera House
blast site by rescue workers while cleaning the streets strewn
with debris.

"The workers yesterday recovered 65 diamonds during the
clearing work and the diamonds were later handed over to the
police," Mumbai Diamond Merchants` Association member Sanjay
Shah said.
The cost of these diamonds is estimated to be around Rs
25 crore, he added.

Opera House, the country`s largest diamond hub, was
targeted in the 13/7 serial bomb blasts.
"We believe that these diamonds might be belonging to the
traders hailing from Gujarat, who come here for trading. Small
traders from Surat and Bhavnagar bring the diamonds from the
factories there to sell in Mumbai," Shah said.

He also said that many more such diamond pieces could
still be lying in the rubble.=

First Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 12:34
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