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Rameshwaram Cafe blast: Five injured in explosion at popular Bengaluru hangout spot

Mar 01, 2024 05:12 PM IST

Rameshwaram Cafe blast: An unexplained explosion was reported at the popular cafe in Whitefield area on Friday, injuring as many as five people.

Five people were injured in an explosion at Bengaluru's popular eatery, The Rameshwaram Cafe, in Whitefield on Friday.

Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru: The explosion occurred on Friday.(REUTERS)
Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru: The explosion occurred on Friday.(REUTERS)

No casualties have been reported so far, according to news agency PTI. The injured have been shifted to a local hospital and are currently receiving treatment, officials said.

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Visuals of the blast were circulating on social media, showing huge crowds which had gathered in the area near Rameshwaram Cafe. A video shared by ANI showed a fire engine had arrived at the spot.

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The explosion reportedly caused some damage to the eatery's premises. Officials including the police and the fire department rushed to the site to extinguish the fire and prevent further damage.

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The Whitefield Fire Station spoke to reporters on the issue and said, “We received a call that a cylinder blast occurred in the Rameshwaram cafe. We reached the spot and we are analysing the situation.”

Forensic experts also arrived at the cafe and are reportedly assessing the exact cause for the blast. Further probe is underway and more details are awaited.

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The incident sparked sharp reactions from the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), with Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya hitting out at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. He took to social media and wrote, “Just spoke to Rameshwaram Café founder Sri Nagaraj about the blast in his restaurant. He informed me that the blast occurred because of a bag that was left by a customer and not any cylinder explosion.”

“One of their employees is injured. It’s seems to be a clear case of bomb blast. Bengaluru demands clear answers from CM @siddaramaiah,” he added.

(With inputs from ANI)

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