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Blast in Sweden tears through 2 apartment buildings

/ 04:58 PM June 07, 2019

STOCKHOLM — A blast ripped through two adjacent apartment buildings in a southern Sweden city on Friday, police said. There were unconfirmed reports of people with minor injuries.

The explosion blew out windows and destroyed balconies in the buildings in central Linkoping, about 175 kilometers (110 miles) southwest of Stockholm. One of the buildings had five stories, while the other had four floors.

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Police said a bomb squad had been deployed to the area after Friday’s blast, which occurred shortly after 0700 GMT (3 a.m. EDT). The area was sealed off by police.

Local newspaper Corren had photos of the damaged buildings with rubble on the street, and a dozen ambulances lined up nearby.

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The cause of the blast wasn’t immediately known. /kga

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