UPDATE 1 – Explosion hits Canadian restaurant, injuring at least 15

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An explosion has hit an Indian restaurant in the Canadian city of Mississauga, injuring more than a dozen people, officials and witnesses say. The cause of the blast was not immediately known.

The incident happened just after 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday when police and other emergency services were called to an explosion at the Bombay Bhel restaurant, which is located on Hurontario Street in the city’s downtown area.

The Peel Regional Paramedic Service said at least 15 people were injured, including three people who were rushed to trauma centers with critical blast injuries. Some of the other victims suffered minor, superficial injuries.

There was no immediate word on what may have caused Thursday’s explosion, but the bomb squad was called to the scene to clear the area. Peel Regional Police said the surrounding area has been cordoned off.

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