One dead, over 20 injured in blast at convention centre in Kerala

Kochi: One person died and over 20 were injured in a blast at a convention centre in Kalamassery here on Sunday morning, police said.

People who were present at the convention centre told media that the first blast occurred in the middle of a prayer.

“Subsequently, we heard two more blasts,” an old lady who was inside the centre said.

He said a call was received around 9 am about the blast and seeking police assistance.
Visuals of the incident on TV channels showed fire rescue and police personnel in large numbers evacuating people from the site.
Disturbing visuals of the blast inside the convention centre showed multiple fires inside the hall as people were screaming in fear.
Hundreds of people were seen outside the convention centre post the explosion.