Canadian businessman recalls narrow escape from Oberoi

November 29th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Vancouver (Canada), Nov.29 (ANI): A Canadian businessman, who was held hostage by terrorists inside the Trident-Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai said that he was saved from being killed by terrorists because he drifted off to sleep and ignored a mysterious knock to his door.
Vancouver-based Jonathan Erlich, 40, told the Globe and Mail newspaper that he decided to give a miss to a friends invitation for a nightcap in the Oberoi Hotel’’s plush lobby on Wednesday night, drifted off to sleep and only woke up after hearing a loud explosion on the street below.
He said that when he went to turn on a light, a second, more powerful blast rocked the hotel. He peered in the hall and heard a guest say something about a bomb.
Erlich’’s fatigue was instantly replaced by a surge of adrenalin that nearly lifted him off the floor. He grabbed his belongings and bolted to the stairwell and survived the mayhem miraculously. (ANI)

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