MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Two people bombed an Indian restaurant outside Toronto on Thursday night, injuring 15 people, three of them critically, officials said.
The blast happened around 10:30 p.m. at the Bombay Bhel restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario, a sprawling suburban city just west of Toronto. Sgt. Matt Bertram of the Peel Regional Police said the bombers entered the restaurant and put down what appeared to be a pail or a paint can, which then detonated as the attackers fled down the street.
Rafael Concaceicao, a student from São Paulo, Brazil, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that he was on the patio of a nearby restaurant when he heard the explosion at Bombay Bhel. He said he rushed to help.
“Many people were screaming,” he told the broadcaster. “They were trying to run out from the restaurant. There was a guy with glass inside his eyes. Many people were bleeding so much.”