THE WORLDPOST
12/31/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

India Faces A Reckoning As Terror Toll Eclipses 180

MUMBAI, India: Death still hung over Mumbai on Sunday, as the Indian government reckoned with troubling questions about its ability to respond to escalating terror attacks.

A day after the standoff ended at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel, the official death toll rose to 183. But the police said they were still waiting for the final figures of dead bodies pulled from the wreckage from the hotel, a 105-year-old landmark. Funerals were scheduled to continue throughout Sunday, for the second day in a row.

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