Mumbai/UNI: The BSE Sensex on Friday crashed 773 pts at 58,021.60 in opening trade, as selling was seen across the board amid the weak trend in Asian markets.
Even, the emergence of a new, highly mutated COVID-19 variant in European countries also dampened the sentiments of investors.
The Nifty too slipped by 218 pts at 17,317.30.
The Sensex registered days high and low at 58,254.79 and 57,914.16 pts respectively.
In 30 scrips, three advanced while 21 declined.
The losers were Bajaj Finserv by 3.15 pc to Rs 16,808, Bajaj finance by 3.15 pc to Rs 6906.96, Maruti Suzuki by 2.71 pc to Rs 7364.50, Kotak Bank by 2.70 pc to Rs 1980.10 and HDFC by 2.52 pc to Rs 2798.60.
The gainers were Dr Reddy's Lab by 2.82 pc to Rs 4722.20, Sun Pharma by 1.41 pc to Rs 793.20, TCS by 0.06 pc to Rs 3447.50.