1993 Mumbai serial blasts: How March 12 unfolded

Mumbai was rocked by 12 powerful bomb blasts 20 years ago, in what were India`s first major, precisely co-ordinated serial explosions.

Updated: Mar 21, 2013, 13:49 PM IST

Mumbai: Mumbai was rocked by 12 powerful bomb blasts 20 years ago, in what were India`s first major, precisely co-ordinated serial explosions that claimed more than 260 lives and left the country stunned.

The blasts, which ripped the country`s commercial capital March 12, 1993, were a revenge attack for the December 1992-January 1993 bloody riots in the city. The riots had occurred after the December 6, 1992 demolition of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya by Hindu groups.

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.

  • Bombay Stock Exchange - Blast 13.30 pm - 84 dead
  • Kalbadevi - Blast 14.15 pm - 5 dead
  • Shiv Sena Bhavan - Blast 14.30 pm - 4 dead
  • Air India Building, Nariman Point - Blast 14.33 pm - 20 dead
  • Fishermen`s Colony, Mahim - Blast 14.45 pm - 3 dead
  • Worli Century Bazar - Blast 14.45 pm - 113 dead
  • Zaveri Bazar - Blast 15.00 pm - 17 dead
  • Hotel Sea Rock, Bandra - Blast 15.10 pm - N/A
  • Plaza Cinema, Dadar - Blast 15.15 pm - 10 dead
  • Hotel Juhu Centaur - Blast 15.20 pm - 3 hurt
  • Sahar Airport vicinity - Blast 15.30 pm - N/A
  • Hotel Airport Centaur - Blast 15.40 pm - 2 dead

    IANS