Mumbai restaurant blast kills eight people

At least eight people have been killed in possible gas cylinder explosion at restaurant in Mumbai

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Parents of a victim of a fire wait as they sit outside a hospital in Mumbai, India, Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Indian police officers have said that a possible gas cylinder explosion has killed at least eight people, most of whom are students, in a restaurant in the India's Mumbai city.

The explosion took place in the Kurla West area of India’s financial and entertainment capital, igniting a fire that engulfed the whole building.

Seven of the eight victims were students of the nearby Don Bosco Institute of Technology, according to local media sources.

Indian police stated that investigations are still ongoing regarding what exactly caused the blast.

Although Associated Press reported that there had been a gas cylinder explosion, local reports said that the fire officials had noticed that faulty wiring could be a potential cause.

The deadly blast erupted during lunchtime when the restaurant was packed with customers.

An Indian official inspects the site of a fire at a restaurant in Mumbai, India, Friday, Oct. 16, 2015


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