Gothenburg Explosion Injures at Least 16

An explosion at a block of flats in Gothenburg Sweden has left at least 25 people injured with four in serious condition. 

“In total there are 16 people who have been admitted, of which four are seriously injured and the rest have minor injuries,” said Sahlgrenska University Hospital spokesperson Ingrid Fredriksson.

Swedish public services radio SR however said that about 25 people had been taken to other hospitals.

According to Swedish police, the blast occurred at 4:48 am local time at a residential apartment block on Övre Husargatan in Annedal, central Gothenburg.

“We believe something has exploded that is not of natural causes,” police spokesperson Thomas Fuxborg. 

The Greater Gothenburg Fire and Rescue Service reported that they do not know what caused the explosion and that15 units were on the scene along with eleven ambulances.

Over a hundred residents at the apartment block were evacuated while firefighters continued to fight the flames caused by the explosion. 

Police are still investigating the scene and cannot yet gather clues until the fires are out. 


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