Woman dies in nursing home fire

One woman died in an apartment fire that broke out at a senior citizen facility in Enskede just south of Stockholm late Friday night.

Another person was taken to the hospital for injuries from smoke inhalation and five others were treated by emergency personnel on the scene, reports news agency TT.

The apartment that burnt was on the eleventh floor and spread to the floors above and below. All three floors were smoke-filled.

A fireman was injured in the hand during the rescue operation and was taken to the hospital, reports Newspaper Aftonbladet.

It is unclear what caused the fire that started just before 11.00pm Friday night. It took firemen an hour to put out the fire.

“Police investigators will start their work when they can enter the apartments,” Mats Kömer, rescue leader with the Stockholm Fire Department, told Aftonbladet.

Residents living on the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth floors were evacuated.

Police and firemen from two departments responded to the emergency and an ambulance helicopter was on the scene as well.

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Stockholm Pride is a little different this year: here’s what you need to know 

This week marks the beginning of Pride festivities in the Swedish capital. The tickets sold out immediately, for the partly in-person, partly digital events. 

Pride parade 2019
There won't be a Pride parade like the one in 2019 on the streets of Stockholm this year. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT

You might have noticed rainbow flags popping up on major buildings in Stockholm, and on buses and trams. Sweden has more Pride festivals per capita than any other country and is the largest Pride celebration in the Nordic region, but the Stockholm event is by far the biggest.  

The Pride Parade, which usually attracts around 50,000 participants in a normal year, will be broadcast digitally from Södra Teatern on August 7th on Stockholm Pride’s website and social media. The two-hour broadcast will be led by tenor and debater Rickard Söderberg.

The two major venues of the festival are Pride House, located this year at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm at Skanstull in Södermalm, and Pride Stage, which is at Södra Teatern near Slussen.

“We are super happy with the layout and think it feels good for us as an organisation to slowly return to normal. There are so many who have longed for it,” chairperson of Stockholm Pride, Vix Herjeryd, told the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.

Tickets are required for all indoor events at Södra Teatern to limit the number of people indoors according to pandemic restrictions. But the entire stage programme will also be streamed on a big screen open air on Mosebacketerassen, which doesn’t require a ticket.  

You can read more about this year’s Pride programme on the Stockholm Pride website (in Swedish).