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    Explosion at Restaurant in Ontario: Over a Dozen Injured - Reports

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    According to local media reports, an explosion occurred at an Indian restaurant in the Canadian city of Mississauga on Thursday night. At least 15 people have reportedly been injured.

    According to the Canadian broadcaster CP24, emergency crews responded to the area of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue at around 10:30 p.m.

    Canadian police said they are looking for two men suspected of exploding a bomb inside an Indian restaurant in a Toronto suburb.

    "2 suspects attended the scene, detonated an Improvised Explosive Device within the restaurant," the Peel Regional Police tweeted.

    Police said the suspects — hooded and masked men in their mid-20s — fled the scene immediately after the incident.

     

    Roads reportedly have been blocked off in the area as local authorities launched investigation into the incident. Local media reported, citing paramedics, that at least three persons have suffered serious injuries and were taken to a Toronto trauma center in critical condition.

    According to local emergency services, multiple patients were set to be transported to local hospitals with minor trauma injuries. The restaurant's building appeared to be reportedly intact, however, there is a lot of broken glass at the scene of the incident.

    "Peel Paramedics have transported 15 [patients] from The Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga. 3 [patients] were taken to trauma centres with critical blast injuries," the Peel Regional Paramedic Service (PRPS) tweeted.

    The reported explosion ripped through an Indian restaurant at a Mississauga plaza on Thursday night, Canada’s CBC broadcaster said.

    Local police have reportedly said it is not immediately clear what may have caused the explosion. According to Toronto Sun columnist Joe Warmington, citing local eyewitnesses, two men were seen entering the restaurant moments before the blast ripped through the venue. At least three loud booms were reportedly heard at the moment of the explosion.

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