In pictures: Kerala blasts during Sunday prayers, 12 hours after a virtual speech by the former Hamas chief

These blasts happened in the wake of a pro-Palestine march in Kerala’s Malappuram

| Updated: 29 October, 2023 1:03 pm IST
A series of 4 blasts in Kerela on sunday, killed 1 and injured more than 25 people

ERNAKULUM: A series of blasts rocked Kerala on Sunday at a Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Kalamassery, resulting in the death of a woman and injuring 25 others. The blasts occurred during a gathering at the Yahova Convention Centre, where Kerala’s Christians typically engage in religious prayers and discussions.

The incident took place during a condolence prayer meeting in support of Israel, amid their conflict with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Witnesses reported four coordinated explosions, with the first occurring as the prayers commenced, followed by two more blasts on the premises. These blasts happened in the wake of a pro-Palestine march in Kerala’s Malappuram where former Hamas chief, Khaled Meshaal, address the participating demonstrators.

Visuals from the hospital where the injured are currently undergoing treatment

 

Kerela DGP confirms Bomb blast, issues high alert in state

Detailed inspection by the forensic team, fingerprint experts, fire force and the bomb squad is currently in progress

Detailed inspection by the forensic team, fingerprint experts, fire force and the bomb squad is currently in progress

 

Visuals of the Christian prayer hall just moments after the blasts occurred

Visuals after the Bomb blast

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