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Clinton meets victims of 26/11 attacks

india Updated: Jul 18, 2009 13:16 IST

"I am happy to see you all," US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today told staffers of the Taj and Oberoi hotels who had survived the 26/11 terror attacks and risked their lives to save the guests.

Clinton, who is staying at the Tower Wing of the Taj Hotel to express solidarity with the victims of the Mumbai terror attack on November 26 last, began her day by signing the remembrance book for victims of the terror strike.

Meeting with some staffers of the Taj and Oberoi hotels, Clinton said she was "deeply touched" to meet them.

The terror strikes had left 183 people dead. Among the 22 foreigners killed were five Americans.

The group was led by general manager Karambir Kang, who lost his wife and two sons in the terror strike.

The secretary of state's office had earlier said that Clinton wanted to applaud the heroism of the staff, many of whom stood in the line of fire to save their guests.

Clinton, who arrived here last night on a five-day visit to India, said it "was a great honour to be back in India, a country that has a deep impact on my thinking".

She also said that she was happy to return to Mumbai, a city she loves.

The US Secretary of State is scheduled to visit New Delhi tomorrow.