Oberoi's Mumbai Hotel Fully Evacuated

Oberoi Hotels on Saturday, November 29, 2008, reported that its hotel in Mumbai, which was formerly under siege, has been evacuated. Here is the report on their website:

"The evacuation of guests is complete. Guests have been rejoined with their families and friends or have been escorted to alternate accommodation that had been arranged for them. Guests who had travelled to Mumbai from other cities and from overseas are being offered all support for their return or onward journey.

We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in the horrific act of terrorism. We are greatly saddened by the demise of some guests and members of our staff.

We are distressed that our guests had to undergo an extremely harrowing experience and some of our guests and staff suffered injuries. Our thoughts are with them.

We are very grateful to our guests for their complete cooperation and understanding.

The bravery of the police, security forces and firefighters has inspired us. We thank them immensely for their cooperation.

We salute our staff for their courageousness, tirelessness and dedication.

Those who need assistance or require information may call us on our 24-hour helpline number +91 11 2389 0555 or Toll Free 1 800 11 2030.

Guests who would like to inquire after belongings that they may have left behind at the hotel please call us on +91 22 66325757."

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