Toronto Explosion Updates: 15 Injured In Blast At Bombay Bhel Restaurant

Three people had critical injuries the Peel Regional Paramedic Service said in a tweet

Mississauga explosion: more than a dozen injured in Canada restaurant blast

A police forensic investigator gets out of a van to collect evidence at Bombay Bhel restaurant, where two unidentified men set off a bomb late Thursday night, wounding fifteen people, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada May 25, 2018.

Police in Canada are hunting for two men who walked into a restaurant and detonated a home-made bomb, injuring 15 people.

An improvised explosive device was used to carry out the explosion at Bombay Bhel restaurant around 10.30 pm (Friday 8 am Indian Standard Time), CBC Canada quoted the police as saying. Several injured were taken to local hospital and 3 in critical condition were taken to a Toronto Trauma Centre.

Peel Regional Police say they received a call about an explosion at a Bombay Bhel restaurant in the central part of the city just after 10:30 p.m.

"There's no indication that this is a terrorist act, no indication that this was a hate crime". Sergeant Matt Bertram of the Peel Regional Police said the assailants had entered the restaurant and put down what appeared to be a pail or a paint can, which then detonated as the two fled down the street.

Both were wearing dark zip-up hoodies and one appeared to be carrying an object.

They dropped the improvised explosive device and fled, she said.

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Video footage and images of the aftermath showed victims being escorted in wheelchairs and stretchers to waiting ambulances, or limping out of the restaurant, bleeding from wounds caused by flying glass, as red and blue emergency lights lit up the night.

Health officials have rushed 15 patients to hospitals, the police said.

Peel Regional Police investigating the blast tweeted about the powerful explosions.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said she was thankful there were no fatalities.

While the restaurant remains closed for investigation, all other businesses in the area have been released to the owners, who are free to determine if their businesses are suitable for regular business. Mississauga is Canada's sixth-largest city.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that she was touch with Indian diplomats at the high commission in Ottawa and the consulate general in Toronto.

The second man is about 5 feet 10 with a thin build and fair skin, wearing faded blue jeans, a dark zip-up hoodie pulled over his head and a gray T-shirt.

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