Two people were killed and over 50 were injured after three blasts rocked a convention centre in Kerala’s Ernakulam district during a prayer meeting.
Shortly after the incident a man named Dominic Martin, claimed responsibility for the blasts. The 48-year-old posted his confession in a Facebook video, which has since been deleted, and surrendered before police however, police have not yet confirmed his involvement in the explosion.
Two people died on Sunday, while a 12-year-old girl with 95% burns succumbed to her injuries on Monday morning.
In the aftermath of the explosion, hundreds of people were seen outside the convention centre. Health Minister Veena George ordered all health workers on leave to return immediately and directed the Directors of the Health Department and Medical Education Department
to provide the best possible treatment for those injured in the explosion
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condemned the incident and announced that a 20-member team, led by the assistant director general of police, was investigating the incident.
He also said that he would hold an an all-party meeting on Monday to discuss the next steps.
The blasts occurred at an international convention centre in Kalamassery where hundreds of followers of Jehovah’s Witnesses had assembled on the concluding day of their three-day-long prayer meeting.