Ontario blast: At least 15 people were injured when an explosion rocked ripped through an Indian restaurant -- Bombay Bhel in the Canadian city of Ontario on Thursday night.
As many as 15 people suffered severe injuries when an explosion rocked a famous Indian restaurant in Canadian city of Ontario. Police said that all injured were rushed to a hospital. Condition of three injured perons are said to be very critical. Police said that they have accessed the CCTV footage and noticed that two unidentified with covered face entered the restaurant and dropped some improvised explosive device and fled. The incident took place in the Bombay Bhel restaurant at 10:30 pm in Mississauga – the sixth largest city in the country.
PTI reported that two unidentified men detonated a powerful improvised explosive device at the restaurant. Peel Regional Police said that they received a call about the incident at 10:32 PM (local time yesterday), (0800 IST today). It said that three persons suffered critical blast injuries and were rushed to a Toronto trauma centre.
Police said that two parties fled the scene immediately after the incident. Police described the first one as male, 5’10-6feet, stocky build, mid-20s, light skin, wearing dark blue jeans, dark zip up hoodie pulled over head, baseball cap with light grey peak, face covered with black cloth material. Second male described as 5’9″-5’10”, fair skin, thin build, faded blue jeans, dark zip-up hoodie hood pulled over head, grey t-shirt, dark coloured skate shoes, face covered, according to PTI.
Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that she is in constant touch with the High Commission officials in Canada and assured all help. She informed that the missions will work round the clock and tweeted an emergency number +1-647-668-4108.
There is a blast in Indian restaurant Bombay Bhel in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. I am in constant touch with our Consul General in Toronto and Indian High Commissioner in Canada. Our missions will work round the clock. The Emergency number is : +1-647-668-4108.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 25, 2018
Police said that it was not immediately known as how many people were inside the restaurant when the incident occurred. Officials said that the motive for the attack was being investigated.
The explosion comes just a month after a van mowed down 10 pedestrians in Toronto.