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Explosions kill 1, injure 2 in central Stockholm

 Police forensics expert  at the scene of an explosion in  Stockholm on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Two explosions in central Stockholm killed one person...
 Police forensics experts examine the remains of a man in  Stockholm on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Two explosions in central Stockholm killed one person...
 In this image from video, showing emergency services as they attend the scene after a car exploded in the center of Stockholm on Saturday Dec. 11, 20...

Sweden Car Explosions

Police forensics expert at the scene of an explosion in Stockholm on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Two explosions in central Stockholm killed one person...

Sweden Car Explosions

Police forensics experts examine the remains of a man in Stockholm on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Two explosions in central Stockholm killed one person...

Sweden Car Explosions

In this image from video, showing emergency services as they attend the scene after a car exploded in the center of Stockholm on Saturday Dec. 11, 20...

Two explosions shook central Stockholm on Saturday, killing one person and injuring two, rescue officials said.
Police spokeswoman Petra Sjolander said a car exploded near Drottninggatan, a busy shopping street in the center of the city. Shortly afterward, a second explosion was heard higher up on the same street, and a man was found injured on the ground. He was later pronounced dead.
Rescue services spokesman Bengt Norberg said two people had been taken to hospital with lighter injuries. He said the dead person was still lying on the street.
Sjolander said it was unclear what caused the second explosion but a police bomb squad has been sent to the site.
Another rescue services spokesman, Roger Sverndal said the car that exploded contained gas canisters.
Gabriel Gabiro, a former AP staffer, was inside a watch store on the opposite side of the street from the second explosion and saw people running from the site.
"I saw some people crying, perhaps from the chock," he said. "There was a man lying on the ground with blood coming out in the area of his belly, and with his personal belongings scattered around him."
Gabiro said the blast was "quite loud" and he saw smoke coming from the area where the man was lying.
"It shook the store that I was in," he said of the blast. "Then there was smoke and gun powder coming into the store."


Updated : 2021-10-24 11:49 GMT+08:00