Storm leaves Colombian Embassy in flames
TT/The Local · 21 Aug 2006, 18:46
Published: 21 Aug 2006 18:46 GMT+02:00
Heavy storms caused disruption across the Swedish capital. The Nacka Tunnel, part of Stockholm's southern link road, was closed for several hours after metre-deep water made it impassable.
In the Vasastan district a pavement collapsed, leaving a large open hole in the middle of the sidewalk off Odengatan.
The storm also caused disruption to the public transport network, with two lines on the T-bana subway system suspended for a short period.
The fire at the Colombian Embassy, situated on the island of Lidingö to the east of the city centre, was still burning at 6 pm. Emergency services say that nobody was hurt in the fire.
Police said that the road system generally coped well with the storm. The Nacka Tunnel reopened at 5.30 pm.