Explosion rocks Mississauga Thursday night. Multiple ‘critical blast’ injuries reported.


Peel Regional Police reported that an explosion took place in the area of Hurontario &
Eglington in Mississauga, Ontario at a restaurant in a plaza Thursday night.
Paramedics in Peel Region west of Toronto say 15 people have been injured in an explosion at a restaurant in Mississauga, Ont.

A spokesman for the paramedic service says three people were rushed to a trauma centre with critical injuries due to the blast and are suffering from “critical blast injuries.”

The other 12 people suffered what paramedics described as minor or superficial wounds. Police say two males detonated the device inside the Bombay Bhel restaurant which is also part of a shopping plaza. Police are now searching for the pair, who fled the scene immediately after the blast.

Police say they received a call about the explosion near Hurontario St. and Eglinton Ave. just after 10:30 p.m.
Peel Regional Police say an improvised explosive device (IED) is responsible for the explosion and that 2 suspects attended the scene, detonated the IED within the restaurant, and then fled.

Police are now searching for two males caught on security camera who they say fled the scene immediately after an explosion at a restaurant in Mississauga. (Peel Regional Police/Twitter)

They’re describing one suspect as male, 5’10” to 6′ with a stocky build, in his mid-20s. He is believed to have been wearing dark blue jeans, a dark zip-up hoodie pulled over his head, a baseball cap with a light grey peak, with his face covered with black cloth.

The second is a male around 5’9 to 5’10” with fair skin, a thin build, faded blue jeans, a dark hoodie pulled over his head along with a grey T-shirt and dark skate shoes.