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Canada Bombay Bhel bombing: witness describes bloody scene after restaurant explosion

19:07  25 may  2018
19:07  25 may  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

No indication Mississauga restaurant blast was terrorism, hate crime: police

  No indication Mississauga restaurant blast was terrorism, hate crime: police MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Police say there is no indication an explosion that injured 15 people at a Mississauga, Ont., restaurant last night was an act of terrorism or a hate crime. Peel Region Police Chief Jennifer Evans says three people — a 35-year-old Brampton man, a 48-year-old Mississauga woman, and a 62-year-old Mississauga woman — are still in hospital, in stable condition, after the blast at the Bombay Bhel Indian restaurant last night. Evans MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Police say there is no indication an explosion that injured 15 people at a Mississauga, Ont., restaurant last night was an act of terrorism or a hate crime.

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Police were called to the area of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday night after reports of an explosion at the Bombay Bhel Restaurant . Police say two suspects entered the restaurant and detonated an Improvised Explosive Device before fleeing the scene .

a group of people standing on a cart: A bomb blast at an Indian restaurant in Mississauga, Ont. injured 15 people on Thursday night.© Tony Smyth/CBC A bomb blast at an Indian restaurant in Mississauga, Ont. injured 15 people on Thursday night.

One witness says he heard a huge explosion, before coming upon a chaotic scene of broken glass and bloodied diners at a Mississauga Indian restaurant.

Peel Regional Police allege two disguised men entered the Bombay Bhel restaurant, near a major Mississauga, Ont. intersection, planted an improvised explosive device and then fled. Moments later, at around 10:30 p.m. the device detonated, injuring at least 15 people.

Nobody was killed, but when international student Rafael Concaceicao raced to the scene from a nearby patio, he saw a number of people who were bleeding and one man who appeared to have glass lodged in his eye, he said.

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The roads surrounding the Bombay Bhel restaurant had reopened by early Friday morning but the plaza that it is located in remains closed as police conduct their investigation at the scene . Multiple people injured after reported explosion . Air Date: May 24, 2018.

"Glass was broken in the street … everything was destroyed. Lots of blood in the floor," Concaceicao told CBC Toronto.

"Many people were screaming. They were trying to run out from the restaurant."

Paramedics wheeled a number of people away on stretchers. Others limped away. Amid the flashing lights, one woman comforted an infant in the back seat of a police cruiser.

a person sitting in a chair: A woman comforts two children inside a Peel Regional Police cruiser in the moments after the explosion.© Tony Smyth/CBC A woman comforts two children inside a Peel Regional Police cruiser in the moments after the explosion.

In a Facebook post, the restaurant's ownership described the situation as "extremely horrific and sad."

Major police response

Andre Larrivee, who lives in a nearby condominium, was watching TV when he heard the blast.

"It was really loud," he said, comparing it to the sound of an electric generator that had exploded at a nearby construction site recently.

What we know and don’t know about the Mississauga bombing

  What we know and don’t know about the Mississauga bombing A bombing at an Indian restaurant in Mississauga injured 15 people Thursday night. Shortly before the blast, surveillance footage captured two men in hoodies entering Bombay Bhel restaurant. Police are searching for the two men. The police investigation into the bombing is in its early stages. Here’s what we know and don’t know:WHAT WE KNOWPolice are searching for two men seen entering Bombay Bhel restaurant on 5035 Hurontario St. near Eglinton Ave., shortly before the explosion at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.The blast injured 15 people.

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Jess Dalessandro pulled into the parking lot to go to a nearby Shoppers Drug Mart moments after the blast and watched as police and paramedics descended on the plaza at Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue East.

She describes a sense of calm among the chaos. "No one was freaking out," she said.

a car parked on the side of a road: Police were investigating Friday morning outside the Bombay Bhel restaurant and in the surrounding area.© Paul Smith/CBC Police were investigating Friday morning outside the Bombay Bhel restaurant and in the surrounding area.

However, Dalessandro began realizing the seriousness of the incident as police quickly cordoned off the entire area. Officers still won't let her move her truck out of the parking lot.

Police still haven't stated a motive for the attack.

Investigators were seen photographing footprints in a nearby subdivision that may belong to the two bombing suspects.


Police release new video of Bombay Bhel bombing suspects fleeing blast .
Peel Regional Police have released new surveillance video of two suspects fleeing the scene after last week's explosion at a popular Indian restaurant in Mississauga, Ont., last week.Police say the short 28-second black and white video also shows one of the suspects nearly being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Thornwood and Forum drives.

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