20 May 2020, 03:37 pm By Neha Sinha
Loud 'boom' in Bengaluru, state police starts investigation

A booming sound was heard across Eastern Bengaluru. 'We are trying to ascertain the source of the sound'  and we have conducted searches on the ground in the Whitefield area but so far there is no damage to anything' Said M N Anucheth, DCP, Whitefield Division, Bengaluru. A loud boom sound from many areas in Eastern  Bangalore on Wednesday afternoon,  Bengaluru people reached in a panic our loud boom and expected an earthquake. Some residents turned to Twitter, wondering if an earthquake had hit the capital of Karnataka. However, Srinivas Reddy, director of the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Center (KSNDMC), meanwhile, confirmed that no earthquake hit the city today.

Loud 'boom' Sound in Bengaluru

'Earthquake activity will not be restricted to one area and will be generalized. We have checked our sensors and there is no Earthquake activity recorded today, 'said Reddy to news portal. Bengaluru Police have yet to determine the source of the noise that has puzzled city residents.

Speculation abounds among Twitterati that the 'sonic boom' sound was due to a fighter jet. However, there is no official word on what exactly happened. 'A loud sound was heard throughout eastern Bengaluru, from Kempegowda International Airport, Kalyan Nagar, MG Highway, Marathahalli, Whitefield, Sarjapur, electronic city to Hebbagodi,' said Bengaluru police.

Loud 'Sonic Boom' in Bengaluru, Police starts investigation

Police officers have searched the Whitefield area and have found no damage to anything yet, said DCP (Whitefield) MN Anucheth. According to Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao, no damage has been reported anywhere.

'We also obtained information on the sound that was heard from the international airport to Hebbagodi, Bangalore. No calls to 100 so far for any damage. We have also asked the Air Force Control Room to verify whether it is a flight or a supersonic sound. Bangalore police expect the Air Force to confirm this.'

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