Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex on Wednesday fell over 211 points in morning trade extending losses for the second straight session, due to sustained selling by funds amid a weak trend in other Asian markets.
The 30-share barometer fell by 211.64 points, or 1.09 percent, to 19,252.18 with all the sectoral indices led by realty and metal, trading in negative zone with losses up to 2.31 percent. The index had lost 113.57 points on Tuesday.
The wide-based National Stock Exchange index, Nifty slipped below the 5,800 level by falling 60.60 points, or 1.03 percent to, 5,796.95.
Brokers said sustained selling by funds amid a weakening rupee and subdued trend in the Asian region, mainly dampened the trading sentiment.
In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index traded lower by 2.05 percent, while Japan's Nikkei Index fell 0.06 percent, in morning trade.
The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.28 percent lower in Tuesday's trade.


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