INDIA'S largest city has been paralysed by violence and fear.
The beaches on Mumbai's famous Marine Drive were deserted and the city's normally chaotic roads were empty last night as locals waited for a brazen terrorist siege to end.
Many people were still trapped inside two of the country's most luxurious hotels nearly 24 hours after terrorists armed with assault rifles and grenades attacked the country's financial hub killing more than 100 people and wounding about 300.
The police commissioner, A.N. Roy, said police and army commandos were moving through the five-star Taj Mahal Hotel room by room.
"Some dead bodies were lying inside; they have been brought out. This process is on," he told the news channel NDTV.
"There are guests in the rooms, but we won't be able to give you a number. There is no hostage-like situation in the Taj."
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