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Mumbai violence claims maritime victim

Mumbai: Yacht charterer Andreas Liveras has been confirmed as one of the fatalities of the terror strikes in the city of Mumbai -- India's financial capital. The attacks, which have killed over 120 people and wounded over 300 more, have brought business in the city to a virtual standstill and lead to a suspension of activity at the ports due to a curfew imposed by the army.

Liveras, a British-citizen, operated a family run luxury yacht charter business. He was one of a number of people severely injured when armed terrorists took control of the Taj Mahal Hotel (pictured) and was declared dead upon arrival at St George's hospital this morning as the result of gun shot wounds.

Senior executives from port operator DP World were also reported as being at the Taj Mahal Hotel. Fortunately, the three executives escaped unharmed. [28/11/08]

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