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Canada: Blast in an Indian restaurant in Mississauga, 15 injured; manhunt on for 2 suspects

The area near the restaurant situated at Mississauga Plaza in the central area of the city has been cordoned off.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 25, 2018 12:04 IST ]

Canada Police is hunting the two men who entered the restaurant moments before blast.

An explosion inside an Indian restaurant in Mississauga, a city in the Canadian province of Ontario, has injured at least 15 people, reports say. Three of the injured are stated to be in critical condition.

Police and paramedics have arrived at the spot and rescue efforts are on. A bomb squad has also reached the site.

The area near the restaurant situated at Mississauga Plaza in the central area of the city has been cordoned off. 

The cause of the blast is yet to ascertained.

Photos being shared on social media shows police vehicles surrounding the restaurant and people being evacuated. Local media reported quoting an eyewitness that two men were seen entering the eatery moments before the explosion. 

According to CBS News, the local police is looking for two unidentified men who left "improvised explosive device" in the restaurant. 

The eyewitness added that there were three loud bangs at the time of the explosion.

The Consulate General of India in Toronto has opened a helpline in view of the explosion. The number is: +1-647-668-4108.

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