Friday, November 28, 2008

One Canadian dies in Mumbai attacks: Cannon

One Canadian has been reported dead after several foreign hostages were rescued from Mumbai's besieged Trident-Oberoi Hotel Friday morning, some carrying luggage bearing Canadian flags.

The group was whisked away in cars as police and military officials continued their efforts to liberate one of two luxury hotels besieged during a string of attacks in Mumbai that killed at least 119 people and left close to 300 injured.

The identity of the dead Canadian would not be released until relatives had been notified, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said in a teleconference statement early Friday.

He did not provide any details concerning the circumstances surrounding the death. It was not immediately clear if the person was found dead inside the Oberoi or elsewhere.

None of the rescued hostages spoke to the media before they left the hotel Friday morning.

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