A loud noise like a sound of crashing was heard across Bengaluru around 1.20 pm Wednesday but there has been no official confirmation yet of what caused it.
Bengaluru city Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao said an investigation is underway and he has also asked the Air Force to confirm if there has been any fighter jet movement in the area. “For the past one hour people are hearing the sound, I have asked the Air Force about the fighter jet movement,” he said.
Residents across the city – where a lockdown is underway – took to social media, some even reaching out to the Bengaluru City Police Control Room. “Calls started pouring in from around 1.20 pm. We are checking with our personnel and other officers across departments. A detailed statement will be shared soon across social media platforms,” a police personnel at the Bengaluru City Police Control Room said.
There are speculations that the sound was more likely a ‘sonic boom’ caused by a fighter Mirage 2000 jet flying over the city.
The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Centre (KSNDMC), has confirmed that it wasn’t an earthquake in the same report.
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The noise was heard in Old Madras Road, Ulsoor, Kundanahalli, HAL, Kammanahalli, Cooke Town, Vivek Nagar, Ramamurthy Nagar, Koramangala, Hosur Road, CV Raman Nagar, Whitefield, and HSR Layout among other areas in the city.