The Southall Indian community was reeling after learning of the horror terror attacks on the Indian city Mumbai.
Many were desperately trying to contact relatives after gunmen killed more than a hundred people and injured scores of others.
It is believed the terrorists targeted westerners particularly British and Americans visiting and living in the city formerly known as Bombay.
Prominent hotels, a hospital and a railway station were hit in the co-ordinated attacks and now local Indian community leaders were preparing to respond to the atrocity.
Community activist Mr Dilmohan Singh Bhasin, of St Joseph's Drive, Southall, said yesterday: "I've been trying to contact members of my family all morning. It has had a big impact on our community and there will be many like me who are worried about their loved ones."
Virendra Sharma, Labour MP for Ealing Southall, condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai that have left over 100 people killed and over 300 others injured. He also expressed his sympathies and support to the Indian people at this difficult time through a letter to the British Indian High Commissioner, Shiv Shankar Mukherjee.
Virendra Sharma MP said: "The attacks were targeted at the basic fabric of India - secularism and tolerance."
He added: "The people of the UK reject terrorism and any kind of violence and will stand by the people of India. India and Britain - two of the largest democracies in the world - are under a common attack."
In his letter to the Indian High Commissioner in London he said: "I am writing to express my deepest sympathies for those who have lost their lives and been injured in the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and also to offer my support and solidarity to the people of India at this difficult time.
"Britain stands united with India in its determination to root out this pernicious terrorist evil and will do all in its power to assist India in bringing the perpetrators to justice."