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- Witnesses reported seeing three explosions inside the convention hall at approximately 9.45 in the morning. The explosions happened moments after the conclusion of the day’s events-related prayer.
- A bombing on Sunday morning at a convention center in Kalamassery, near Kochi, where a gathering of Jehovah Witness members was taking place, left at least one person dead and over thirty injured, five of them gravely.
Multiple blasts were reported at the location, according to the police, however the cause of the blast has not yet been determined.
- The injured have been admitted to nearby private hospitals as well as the Government Medical College Hospital in Kalamassery. During a regional gathering of Christians, the blasts were reported just after 9.30 in the morning. According to police, there may have been a bombing at the center.
- Witnesses reported seeing three explosions inside the convention hall at approximately 9.45 in the morning. Shortly after the conclusion of the day’s events, there were explosions.
- Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan described the blast as “unfortunate” and stated that the Kerala DGP and other senior police officers are en route to the bomb scene. The issue is being carefully considered.
- According to State Industries Minister P Rajeev, police and fire rescue have been called to the bomb scene and it has been sealed off. Several injured people have had severe burns. The injured can be sent to other hospitals if necessary, but all medical services and facilities are accessible at the Kalamassery Medical College, he said.
- He said that there was currently no knowledge about the type of explosion or who was responsible for it.
In the wake of the blast, Kerala Health Minister Veena George asked government healthcare workers to report for job.
- According to reports, Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, assessed the situation and communicated with the Chief Minister of Kerala. Shah allegedly gave the go-ahead for teams from the anti-terror organizations NSG and NIA to travel to Kerala in order to support the state government.