Kerala: One Dead, Over 30 Injured After Multiple Blasts At A Gathering In Kalamassery In Kochi

by Shreya Ghosh
Kerala: One Dead, Over 30 Injured After Multiple Blasts At A Gathering In Kalamassery In Kochi

Kochi witnessed a horrifying experience in the morning as multiple explosions were reported there. Jehovah’s Witnesses is a Christian group and it conducted a religious convention on Sunday morning. All of a sudden, multiple bombs blasted at that prayer meeting in Kalamassery. The sudden blast at the prayer convention of the Christian group has led to the loss of life, several injuries, and more.

What Happened At The Prayer Meeting Of Jehovah’s Witnesses In Kalamassery

Taking to the X (formerly Twitter) platform, Takshaka (@katiyakashinath) shared how there were coordinating blasts where Jews live in Kalamassery.

The unexpected explosions at the convention centre have shocked everyone. Over 2,400 people were present at the gathering on Sunday morning. There were kids, men, and women in the convention. It was around 9:45 AM today when the explosions began at the prayer gathering venue, according to a report by Deccan Chronicle. When the attendees were singing their hymn, the bombs blasted consecutively.

Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) took to the microblogging platform to share important information about the blast at the convention centre in Kalamassery.

Scary pictures and videos of the horrifying incident are making rounds on social media platforms. People of all ages can be seen running around and shouting in fear with fire blazing all around.

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What Are The Recent Updates Following the Incident?

Taking to the X (formerly Twitter) platform, Mr Sinha (@MrSinha_) shared his thoughts on this incident in Kerala.

  • 1 person has already died due to the disturbing accident at the prayer gathering. Many people have sustained injuries. Unfortunately, most of them have them have experienced severe injuries and burns.
  • After the bombing incident, they were taken to government and private hospitals located close to the place.
  • Ambulances. fire tenders and bomb disposal units quickly visited the place and started rescuing all the trapped and injured people from the fire and blazing surroundings.
  • They are undergoing treatment at these hospitals.
  • The police department of Kerala and intelligence agencies are all over to keep an eye on everything happening.
  • An important point to note here is that the police have issued a high alert in all the districts of Kerala.

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Here are some updates shared by Berlin (@Toxicity_______).

The exact cause leading to the consecutive bomb blasts at the gathering is yet to be known. A proper investigation is taking place right now by police and different teams to find the cause behind this life-threatening incident at a prayer meeting attended by more than 2,400 people from many nearby places.

Many people present at the venue of the prayer meeting shared how devotees were praying with closed eyes when the bombings happened, according to the Deccan Herald report.

Following the explosions, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan shared how explosions are considered as ‘a grave incident’ by the government. Senior police officers are there to conduct a probe of this case. He also added that the topmost priority after the incident was to arrange and provide proper treatment to the injured people.

These are all the latest updates about the explosion incident in Kerala.

Cover Image Courtesy: X (formerly Twitter)/ Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul)

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