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Equity benchmarks ended at 19-month closing low amid late sell-off on Friday. The Sensex crashed 317.93 points or 1.28 percent to 24455.04 and the Nifty fell 99 points or 1.31 percent to 7437.80. Banking & financials, metals, infra and FMCG stocks dragged the market but Reliance Industries and Infosys capped downside.
Nearly six shares declined for every share advancing on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
Vedanta, SBI, GAIL, BHEL, NTPC, Axis Bank, PNB and Cairn India were top losers, down 4-8 percent while Infosys, Reliance Industries, Dr Reddy's Labs, Maruti Suzuki, BPCL, Tech Mahindra and HCL Technologies were only gainers.