Toronto stock index sinks 6.6 pct as US House votes

Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:54pm EDT
 
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TORONTO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index was down 800 points on Monday afternoon -- tumbling 300 points in just over five minutes -- as the U.S. House started voting on the financial industry bailout plan and as oil prices dropped.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 800.64 points, or 6.6 percent, at 11,325.36. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; editing by Peter Galloway)