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Low intensity blast in B’luru leaves 1 dead

One person died while another was injured in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Sunday in front of a popular restaurant on a busy road in Bangalore. The blast occurred around 8.30 pm near Coconut Grove, a famous restaurant on Church Street, close to the fashionable Brigade Road. A man and a woman were hit by the sharpnel and have been admitted to a nearby hospital, City Police Commissioner M N Reddi told reporters at the site, as police cordoned off the area. The woman identified as Bhavani succumbed to her injuries while the other person was out of danger, he said. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called up Karnataka Chief Minister S Siddaramaiah and assured him that all help will be given by the Centre. Singh said the Chief Minister apprised him of the situation. “At about 8:30 pm on the Church street outside the restaurant called Coconut Grove there was an explosion heard. We have found that there was improvised explosive device that was used by some culprits and in this explosion two persons have been injured,” Reddi said.
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