Canadian Press today reported that six Canadians are among the hostages held by terrorists in Mumbai.
Lawrence Cannon, minister of foreign affairs, released the following statement:
I am now able to confirm that a number of Canadians are staying in hotels targeted by the attackers. However, our information does not confirm whether any Canadians are among the injured or killed, or among the hostages.
All consulate staff have been accounted for, and are actively seeking to locate and assist Canadians in Mumbai.
This morning, I spoke to the Indian Foreign Minister and, on behalf of the people of Canada, relayed my sincere condolences for those injured and killed in these barbaric attacks.
Canada stands united with India to combat all forms of terrorism.
These attacks have strengthened our resolve to work together for the mutual security and prosperity of our people.
Again, Canada strongly condemns these despicable acts of violence, which targeted innocent civilians.
The Consulate of Canada in Mumbai continues to closely monitor the situation.
Canadians in need of consular assistance can reach the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada at 613-996-8885. Collect calls are accepted.