Witnesses describe Mumbai experiences

MUMBAI, India (AP) -- A woman from Nashville, Tennessee, who was shot during the attacks in Mumbai, India, says the terrorists were on them "within two minutes."

Andreina Varagona was having dinner with friends in the Oberoi hotel when gunshots rang out. She was wounded in the right leg and right arm. Varagona says "There were bodies everywhere," and that she felt like she "was in a movie."

A waiter at the Mumbai hotel says at first, he thought the shooting was rows of liquor bottles exploding behind the bar. But then he saw a woman screaming, and a man spraying gunfire.

An Indian commando says the attackers fired indiscriminately, and were "very, very familiar with the hotel layouts." He says they "appeared to be a determined lot."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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