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World Sweden: A suspicious explosion makes sixteen wounded in Gothenburg

19:30  28 september  2021
19:30  28 september  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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En milieu de matinée, une grande fumée blanche, visible loin dans la ville de Göteborg, continuait de s'échapper du bâtiment. AFP/Bjorn Larsson Rosvall © Bjorn Larsson Rosvall in the middle of the morning, a great white smoke, visible far in the city of Gothenburg, continued to escape from the building. AFP / Bjorn Larsson Rosvall

sixteen people were injured, including four seriously, in a fire after an explosion in a building of Gothenburg (West) this Tuesday morning. According to several testimonials, at least one deflagration has been heard in this long residential building of the Annead district, a bit before 5 o'clock in the morning, quickly invaded, to the garages, by the smoke of a great fire. Police favors the criminal track, while in the middle of the day, the flames are still not controlled.

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Sixteen people were transported to the Gothenburg University Hospital, according to The spokesman of the establishment, Ingrid Fredriksson. Among them, three women and a man are seriously injured. They are aged 60 to 80. Hundreds of people have been evacuated. Failure to leave places by the stairs, resolved resolved to go through the balconies with sheets.

The track of an explosive gear

according to images broadcast in the local media, a thick white smoke continued to escape from the building at the end of the morning, while ambulances, fire trucks and teams rescue has invaded the sector. "The site has been completed and relief operations are in progress," Hans-Jörgen Östler said, spokesperson for the regional police. "As soon as the site is secure, we will start a technical inquiry to determine the cause of fire and explosion," he added.

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According to police sources cited by the local Göteborgs-Posten log, an explosive machine may have been placed in front of one of the entrance doors. The fire then took in several stairwells. "An explosion in a dwelling zone, or an explosion in general, is generally not of natural origin", especially since the building is not fueled in gas, has argued the chief of operations Rescue, John Pile. Thomas Fuxborg, the police spokesman, abounded: For now, the authorities do not see any natural explanation for the explosion. The technical survey can only begin once the fire is completely off.

In the meantime, the police focuses on a question: can there be among the residents or traders on the ground floor a person who would have been targeted by a voluntary criminal act? Sweden has been sentenced for several years to counter criminal gangs, which has translated into a high number of deadly fusillages , explosions and account regulations in a country elsewhere rather peaceful . Last year, more than a hundred detonations have been identified, and 102 other incidents about explosion or preparations attempts. Few of these things are elucidated.

Blast tears through Gothenburg apartment block .
Police suspect the explosion and subsequent fire may have been caused deliberately.Residents had to be evacuated from windows and balconies as a fire afterwards spread through the building.

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