Explosion in southern town in Sweden injures 19, cause unclear

Written by on June 7, 2019

Rescue personnel are seen at the site of an explosion in Linkoping
Damaged balconies and windows are seen at the site of an explosion in Linkoping, Sweden June 7, 2019 Jeppe Gustafsson/TT News Agency/via REUTERS

June 7, 2019

By Anna Ringstrom and Simon Johnson

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A powerful explosion in the southern Swedish town of Linkoping on Friday damaged buildings and injured 19 people, police and hospital staff said.

The cause of the explosion was unclear but police said a bomb squad was on its way to the scene in downtown Linkoping and that they had opened a criminal investigation.

“Many people called in about a very powerful explosion which has led to a large number of windows being blown out,” police spokesman Bjorn Oberg said.

“So far we have been able to confirm that there are number of people with light injuries. We have cordoned off a large area, several blocks.”

Oberg said he could not say anything about what might have caused the blast. Swedish public radio reported that a large blast had destroyed the windows and balconies of a five-storey residential building and damaged other buildings.

Regional authorities said in a statement that 19 people had sustained minor injuries in the blast and that Linkoping University as well as other medical facilities in the area had been called into help care for those injured.

“The hospitals are in this way preparing to receive a larger number of injured should that prove to be necessary, it said.

(Reporting by Anna Ringstrom, Simon Johnson and Helena Soderpalm; writing by Niklas Pollard; Editing by Catherine Evans and Raissa Kasolowsky)

Source: OANN

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