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Sweden: 'There was a guy dying on the ground' - witness recounts Stockholm blast01:56

Sweden: 'There was a guy dying on the ground' - witness recounts Stockholm blast

Sweden, Stockholm
January 7, 2018 at 17:12 GMT -00:00 · Published

A witness recounted the aftermath of an explosion outside the Varby gard underground station in Stockholm on Sunday. One person was killed and another injured in the blast, according to authorities.

"Just when I was on the escalator I heard an explosion. I thought it was maybe from a nearby area," said the witness. "I waited a couple of minutes, then there was a guy looking from a bench over there at the subway. There was a guy dying on the ground with a bicycle next to him," he added.

The station and nearby square were sealed off as police investigated the scene.

According to local police, the explosion occurred when a 60-year-old man picked an unknown object off the ground.

The victims, the man and a 45-year-old woman, were taken to hospital. The woman was delivered to hospital with minor injuries while the man died of his wounds.

The cause of the explosion is being investigated.

Sweden: 'There was a guy dying on the ground' - witness recounts Stockholm blast01:56
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A witness recounted the aftermath of an explosion outside the Varby gard underground station in Stockholm on Sunday. One person was killed and another injured in the blast, according to authorities.

"Just when I was on the escalator I heard an explosion. I thought it was maybe from a nearby area," said the witness. "I waited a couple of minutes, then there was a guy looking from a bench over there at the subway. There was a guy dying on the ground with a bicycle next to him," he added.

The station and nearby square were sealed off as police investigated the scene.

According to local police, the explosion occurred when a 60-year-old man picked an unknown object off the ground.

The victims, the man and a 45-year-old woman, were taken to hospital. The woman was delivered to hospital with minor injuries while the man died of his wounds.

The cause of the explosion is being investigated.

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