Explosions kill 1, injure 2 in central Stockholm

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 11, 2010 21:15

STOCKHOLM— 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.


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