1993 Mumbai serial blasts: Following the trail of blood

A series of bombs exploded throughout Mumbai on March 12, 1993, leaving 257 dead and injuring more than 700 others. These were India's first major, precisely coordinated serial explosions. It was the first terror attack on Indian soil in which RDX was used as the explosive material.

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Mumbai: A series of bombs exploded throughout Mumbai on March 12, 1993, leaving 257 dead and injuring more than 700 others. These were India's first major, precisely coordinated serial explosions. It was the first terror attack on Indian soil in which RDX was used as the explosive material.

Here is a list of the sites targeted in March 1993, the time at which the blasts occurred and the number of lives lost at each site:

1:30 pm: Basement of the Bombay Stock Exchange building; 84 dead, 217 injured

2:15 pm: Narsi Natha Street, Katha Bazaar; 4 dead, 16 injured

2:30 pm: Petrol Pump along Shiv Sena Bhavan; 4 dead, 50 injured

2:33 pm: Air India Building, Nariman Point; 20 dead, 87 injured

2:45 pm: Fishermen's Colony, Mahim; 3 dead, 6 injured

2:45 pm: Century Bazar, Worli; 113 dead, 227 injured

3:05 pm: Zaveri Bazar; 17 dead, 57 injured

3:10 pm: Hotel Sea Rock, Bandra; no casualties

3:13 pm: Plaza Cinema, Dadar; 10 dead, 37 injured

3:20 pm: Hotel Juhu Centaur; 3 hurt

3:30 pm: Sahar Airport vicinity; no casualties

3:40 pm: Hotel Airport Centaur; 2 dead, 8 injured