The London Assembly has held a minute’s silence for the victims of yesterday’s Mumbai bombings at the start of today’s Mayor’s Question Time.
A series of explosions on commuter trains took the lives of around 160 people yesterday and injured many more.
Speaking today London Assembly Chairman, Brian Coleman AM, said:
“Our hearts go out to the families of the bereaved, the injured and to all the people of India.”
Mr Coleman has written to the Mayor of Mumbai, Dalvi Dattaji expressing London’s horror at the attacks and sympathy for the bereaved and injured.
The sentiments were echoed by Mayor Livingstone who has also written to say how “appalled and saddened” he was to learn of the attacks.
The Mayor’s letter goes on to say “The thoughts of all Londoners are with those who have lost loved ones and the many, many people who have suffered terrible injuries in Mumbai.”
“Please accept London’s sympathy and support at this difficult moment. I know that Mumbai will not be deflected from its course by indiscriminate terror.”