Ontario explosion rips through Indian restaurant injuring at least 15 people and leaving three critical

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AT LEAST 15 people have been injured after an explosion ripped through an Indian restaurant in Ontario, Canada.

The blast happened at around 10.30pm local time at the Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga, just south of Toronto.

 At least 12 people have been injured after an explosion at an Indian restaurant in Ontario, CanadaTwitter At least 12 people have been injured after an explosion at an Indian restaurant in Ontario, Canada

Officials are yet to confirm the cause of the explosion.

A local reporter from CTV Toronto has reported an "incendiary device" was found inside the restaurant.

Three patients are said to have been transported to local hospitals in critical condition.

Cops have locked down the area and warned people to stay away.

Local paramedics are on scene treating people with minor injuries.

An official on scene tells @CTVToronto an incendiary device was found inside the restaurant where the blast occurred. https://t.co/93wWiY7paE

— Zuraidah Alman (@ZuraidahCTV) May 25, 2018

Reported explosion inside a restaurant on Hurontario Street in #Mississauga https://t.co/POKqyTVqnC

— Jeremy Cohn (@JeremyGlobalTV) May 25, 2018

The ambulance service tweeted: "We have transported 15 patients from The Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga.

"Three patients were taken to trauma centres with critical blast injuries."

Injuries were "consistent with those of an explosion," said Brian Gibson, deputy chief at Peel Regional Paramedic Services.

At least three loud blasts were reportedly heard at the moment of the explosion.

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