The booming sound of the blast initially made local people mistake it for an earthquake and it was heard in nearby areas in neighbouring Davangere, Chikkamagaluru and Uttara Kannada districts too. In Shivamogga, the effect was so severe with some houses developing cracks, while roof tiles and window panes were shattered to pieces.
The incident happened soon after the branch located on the Hosur-Bagalur Road was opened for business around 10am. The six-member gang, who covered their faces to hide their identities, held the staff members at gunpoint with arms tied.
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