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Two injured in suspected Malmö arson attack

Published: 26 Jul 2012 08:20 GMT+02:00
Updated: 26 Jul 2012 08:20 GMT+02:00

Two people had to be taken to hospital after a serious fire broke out in a Malmö parking garage on Thursday morning in an incident described by witnesses as an “explosion”.

“We can’t confirm that there was a blast but when we got to the scene there was billowing smoke and some ten vehicles were on fire,” said Gustaf Sandell of the local emergency services to daily Aftonbladet.

The fire started just before 4am on Thursday morning and the smoke soon spread from the garage to a residential building nearby.

Two people, a man and a woman, both residents in the house, had to be taken to hospital to receive medical attention.

Police believe that the unknown perpetrator may have torched one car in the garage, and that the fire spread to nearby vehicles.

Emergency services managed to gain control over the blaze and the fire was reportedly out by 4.30am.

Some of the inhabitants of the residential building have been able to return to their homes, but due to smoke contamination, some areas of the property remained evacuated.

Police have cordoned off the immediate area surrounding the site.

“Forensics will be carrying out an investigation as soon as possible,” said Nils Norling of the Skåne police to Aftonbladet.

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10:03 July 26, 2012 by TG22
Do we have any study done any any university or newspaper about how much criminal damage and harassment these so called "youth" have caused and if they happen to belong to any group in particular once some much time and effort has been put to "study" the "criminal attacks" faced by Muslims?

BTW the comments section in that article has been removed. one can only wonder why...
12:17 July 26, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
@TG22 I was also wondering why the comments in that article were removed! ....but it's not the first time TL has done this. Seems the Swedish media doesn't like any anti-immigration remarks, just like the Greek Olympic team for kicking off the female triple jumper for expressing her views on the MENA overload in her homeland now. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2178836/London-2012-Olympics-Greek-athlete-Voula-Papachristou-banned-racist-joke-Twitter.html
22:37 July 26, 2012 by muscle
@TG22

We cant expect anything nowadays. Perhaps the real swedish might have stopped such events, but then again they are busy having sex with sheep and other animals.
03:37 July 27, 2012 by Rod Munch
I'd rather they were having sex with sheep than raping and committing violence.
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